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EGU General Assembly 2020

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for visually accessible presenting – the sequel!

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for visually accessible presenting – the sequel!

Do you remember a time when everyone else around you started laughing, but you didn’t notice a joke? By designing presentations that are inaccessible – either in PICO, poster or oral presentation format – sometimes people in your audience have this experience of feeling left out.   Last month we posted our top 10 tips for making a presentation ‘accessible’ following the announcement that EGU ...[Read More]

Accessibility at EGU: Promoting inclusive language, an incomplete guide

Accessibility at EGU: Promoting inclusive language, an incomplete guide

Like all people, geoscientists can sometimes forget the importance of language. How scientists use language is important because it not only allows us to communicate effectively with different groups, from policymakers to concerned citizens and other researchers, but it can also influence how people respond on an emotional or personal level.  The way we use language can even influence how much som ...[Read More]

Accessibility at EGU: Crutches at the General Assembly? Surprisingly Easy

Accessibility at EGU: Crutches at the General Assembly? Surprisingly Easy

Last year I had the opportunity to attend my first General Assembly to speak at several sessions about my experience working as a science journalist and reporting in the field during an EGU Science Journalism Fellowship. With my tickets booked and accommodations reserved, I was ready to go — until I tore a ligament in my knee while skiing in my native state: Colorado in the U.S.   The timing ...[Read More]

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for audio accessible presenting

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for audio accessible presenting

This year EGU is taking additional steps to continue to improve the accessibility and inclusivity of its annual General Assembly. During the next few weeks we will be regularly posting information about the measures the Union is taking, tips and tricks for meeting attendees, and personal stories and advice from people with various experiences who have attended in previous years.   Yesterday EGU an ...[Read More]