Equal Access: Universal Design of Conference Exhibits and Presentations

A checklist for making conference exhibits and presentations welcoming and accessible to everyone

Increasing numbers of people with disabilities attend professional conferences and meetings. Most presenters and exhibitors have the goal that everyone who visits an exhibit, attends a presentation, or seeks information from a publication is able to do so. Reaching this goal involves efforts at many levels. Following are a few examples:

Effective Communication: Faculty and Students with Disabilities

Tips for faculty to fully engage students with disabilities

The effectiveness of communication between students and faculty directly affects each students’ success. There is a great deal of stigma associated with disabilities that affect human interaction, and many individuals still hold the misconception that intelligence is somehow correlated with clarity of speech and other communication abilities.