We have had several people asking how to make their sessions more accessible, or what to watch out for that makes sessions less accessible.

Here is some advice from a BiCon attendee

Not intended to be exhaustive! Please use these lists as prompts to think about your workshop plan.

Examples of factors which can intersect and influence inclusion:

Mental health

Physical abilities



Gender and non-gender




• Use inclusive language

• Think in advance about possible barriers and try to work solutions into your workshop plan

– run your plan by others

• Be flexible – you're unlikely to be able to predict all the things that may present barriers to

inclusion so be prepared to adapt on the day

• Actively include people and try to balance the discussion

• Don't tolerate non-inclusive, *-phobic or *-ist language

• Consider sensory issues and physical requirements of the workshop and be clear about these

on the description

• Content warnings

• Don't assume shared knowledge or experience