Call for participation

View from the back of the room as Graham Pullin addresses delegates. He stands beside a slide showing an old Nokia mobile phone with the heading 'Accessibility in many ways'.
Graham Pullin speaking at Accessibility Scotland 2017

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we won’t be organising any face-to-face events for the foreseeable future.

This time we’re going fully online, and our aim is to run a series of digital meet-ups instead of our full day conference.

If you’re interested in speaking at Accessibility Scotland, have a proposal for a talk, or even just an idea, then read on.

Speaker talks

We’re looking for a mix of speakers who are comfortable presenting remotely on topics relating to digital accessibility and inclusion.

  • You should be prepared to give your talk remotely, using Zoom.
  • You should plan a talk for 30-40 minutes.
  • We’ll be scheduling talks for 7.30pm UK/Western Europe time.

Speaker diversity and first-time speakers

We are a welcoming conference and support the Global Diversity Call For Papers initiative to promote diversity in tech.

We want to encourage talk submissions from first-time speakers or those from underrepresented or marginalised groups.

We recommend reading three things you don’t need to become a speaker to encourage participation.

Guidelines

  • Talks must not have a commercial or promotional slant.
  • Talks should be relevant for the broadest possible audience.

How to submit a proposal

Fill in our call for participation form and give us an idea of what you’d like to talk about and we’ll take the conversation from there.

Make it accessible!

We remind all of our speakers to ensure that your presentation is accessible to all of our attendees. That includes captioning any videos you play, describing graphics that you might show, and speaking clearly to the audience.

The W3C provides some helpful advice on accessible presentations.