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 five 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 organizers.

The documents and videos on this site, authored by CCCC members, 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.

If you are visiting this site prior to attending the 2017 CCCC Convention in Portland, Oregon, please visit the CCCC convention site to download the detailed 2017 Accessibility Guide created by Franny Howes, Andrew Lucchesi, Wendy Olson, and Allison Hitt. The guide, available in the section marked “Related Information,” may be downloaded in PDF, Word, or Google Docs formats.

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.