When we talk about #accessibility and inclusiveness at research/academic events:
As session chair or moderator, please learn how to #pronounce the #names of the speakers! Apologizing for having no idea or for clearly wrong pronunciation is not a valid solution
When the room is equipped with a #microphone, please use it! No, your “loud voice” is not enough — and it will not last for very long, anyway
@CerstinMahlow Also, for people who are hearing impaired ( 👋 ) writing the names down is very useful. I can't discern the specificities of a name if it's not written.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
@CerstinMahlow A big yes to both of these! And at all events, not just the academic variety.