Inclusivity at the DLF Forum Subgroup

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To advise on inclusivity initiatives for the DLF Forum as part of the Community Committee. Develop and update the Bystander Training, Code of Conduct, and Accessible Presentations documentation.

Current Activities

As of August 2020, the "inclusivity at the DLF forum" subgroup is/will be working on the following items:

  1. Creating an updated webinar on how to create accessible and interactive presentations online. The current resource is from Sept. 2017 and can be found at
    1. Updated Creating Accessible and Interactive Online Presentations
  2. Update the code of conduct for 2020 online format
  3. Develop some support information on inclusive discussions.
  4. Revisit Active Bystander Orientation for 2020: (either webinar or in-person at DLF forum). Existing resources from 2019 can be found at

from the old March 2020 list

  1. Revisit social events checklist:
  2. Investigate services for providing live closed-captioning at DLF plenary sessions.

Contact Aliya Reich for more information.

Previous Activity

Our 2016-2018 Forum Inclusivity Committees were made up of volunteers who have thoughtfully and collaboratively implemented initiatives, including:

  • Expanding and updating DLF’s Code of Conduct
  • Reviewing the conference registration form to ensure that registrants have the opportunity to provide us with accommodation requests, preferred pronouns, dietary restrictions, etc.
  • Serving in intentional “connector” roles to our many other Forum planning groups (from the social and local planning committees to the program and sponsorship committees), to ensure that the spirit of inclusivity touches every aspect of Forum planning
  • Designating and publicizing a quiet room, nursing room, gender-neutral restrooms, and other features at the Forum venue
  • Helping to arrange DLF Forum childcare services
  • Setting up and publicizing community note-taking docs, compiling important accessibility tips for people creating slide decks, and promoting sharing of conference materials through DLF’s OSF for Meetings account
  • Facilitating ride-share and room-share connections via a public exchange, to help make the Forum more economically accessible
  • Serving as a helpful sounding-board for DLF staff who are working to organize the Forum, and assisting with other projects, large and small

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