We are striving to make the 2022 Big Team Science Conference as accessible as possible. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any questions about accessibility or would like to notify us of accessibility needs.

Conference platform

We will be using Zoom as our primary conference platform.

Slide sharing

We encourage speakers to share their presentation slides, with as much annotation as possible, in advance of their talks.

Here is a guide to making accessible PDFs.

Here is a guide to making accessible presentations.

Note to all attendees

We aim to make this conference a welcoming, inclusive event. As an attendee, you play a very important role in this. We are a neurodiverse community, and we don’t all communicate and express ourselves the same way. Some people prefer direct, literal communication and others talk in idioms and metaphors. Some people need extra time to process and respond. Communication is a two-way process, so let’s be flexible and accommodate different communication styles. Sometimes a person may need to leave in the middle of a session, or flap their hands, or pace up and down, or go to a quiet space, and that’s ok. So if someone’s behavior seems strange to you, don’t make assumptions – talk to them directly… Raise your hand and ask the presenter to describe what’s happening in their silent video, for the benefit of those who can’t see it. These are the actions that add up to a truly inclusive event where we all feel welcome. Let’s make this conference an amazing experience for everyone.[1]

1. text adapted from SIGACCESS