“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”Lao Tzu
While several aspects for creating a more inclusive and accessible science communication might be obvious (e.g. language of announcements and the event, possible admission fees, the time of the day, chosen catering – allergies, vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, …) they can still not be taken for granted (besides the fact, that they are sometimes a question of resources and balancing possibly contradicting aspects).
But there are a myriad of small steps, choices and options without huge required resources or complex plannings, that can – taken together or even alone – contribute a lot to making science communication more inclusive and accessible. Some initial examples are listed below:
There are many more examples. Which can you think of?
Do you have suggestions for further small steps that everybody can incorporate into their science communication activities for making them more inclusive and accessible? Please share them below. Also, if you have identified barriers (through your own experience or by observation) without having a quick fix (but it seems to be achievable) you are also invited to share below – maybe someone else has a good idea!