Welcome

Welcome to the Composing Access Project, co-sponsored by the Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition (CDICC) and the Computers & Composition Digital Press (CCDP). This site began as a one-page handout titled “How to Make Your Presentation More Accessible.” Over the past seven years, that one-sheet document has been reimagined and rebuilt as a multi-modal, multi-authored website. This site is always in process, so please feel free to contribute ideas and material! Add a comment to this page to contact the site organizer, or email Margaret Price.

The documents and videos on this site give various ideas for ways to enhance accessibility at conferences. No single person or artifact can offer definitive advice; each one is, to misquote philosopher Thomas Nagel, a “view from somewhere.” We encourage you to shop around, pick up ideas as you like, and hopefully try something new.

We would love to add your ideas and resources to this site, including any suggestions you have about facilitating your own and others’ access–in all kinds of ways. We also want to hear from you regarding how you have made use of this site. Please feel free to comment.

Special news for CCCC 2019!

Thanks to John Grant and team for their detailed Accessibility Guide for the 2019 CCCC in Pittsburgh, PA. The guide can be downloaded in Word format here: CCCC 2019 Accessibility Guide.

The Disability Studies Standing Group is thrilled to invite CCCC 2019 attendees to our Thursday night meeting, where the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy (PCAA) will be facilitating an interactive workshop for our members: “Building Neurodivergent Culture: From Grassroots Organizing to the Profession.” All are welcome! Our standing group meeting begins at 6:30PM on March 14 (Thursday), and the workshop will begin at 7:00. Both will be held in Room 329 of the Convention Center. Many thanks to CCCC, which funded the workshop through a Local Outreach Grant, and to Ruth Osorio for leading the grantwriting effort!