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:
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