Accessibility Resources

#AccessibleAnthro Articles in Anthropology News



Welcome to 2021
Author: Nell Koneczny | Published: March, 12, 2021

Welcome to 2021! AAA continues to grow and improve our accessibility initiatives.



Raising Our Voices, the AccessibleWay
Author: Nell Koneczny | Published: October 20, 2020

How you can join us in making the fall event series as accessible as possible.


Thirty Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Author: Nell Koneczny with Sumi Colligan, Devva Kasnitz, and Aron S. Marie | Published: October 2, 2020

This summer we marked the thirtieth anniversary of the ADA by asking disabled AAA members three questions about the ADA and anthropology.


Accessibility in the Switch to Online
Author: Nell Koneczny | Published: July 7, 2020

This article reminds readers that virtual spaces are not inherently accessible and that the COVID world presents a unique opportunity to center the creation of accessible virtual spaces.

Disabled Identified Scholar Experiences at the AAA Annual Meeting

Accessibility at the AAA Annual Meeting
Authors: Kevin Darcy and Brandon Hunter-Pazzara | Published: May 21, 2020

In this article, “Two anthropologists reflect on their experiences and ask what it will take to make our discipline and our Annual Meeting more accessible.”


Highlighting Accessibility Issues through #AccessibleAnthChat
Author: Nell Koneczny | Published: July 7, 2020

This article highlights insights shared by anthropologists about fieldwork accessibility during the March #AccessibleAnthChat on Twitter.


Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA
Author: Nell Koneczny | Published: July 7, 2020

This article begins 2020 with a brief celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and what AAA is doing to “dismantle the walls of exclusion that still exist in our discipline”.



Providing Accessibility as a Meeting Attendee
Author: Nell Koneczny | Published: November 5, 2019

This article is crucial for all 2019 AAA/CASCA attendees to review so they may support increased accessibility at the Annual Meeting.

Webinars and Videos

AAA Auditory Accessibility Message for Presenters

Presented by the AAA Meetings Team along with the Kyle Duarte Company

YouTube Video

Accessibility at AAA Facebook Live Event

Hosted by the AAA Accessibility & Meetings Coordinator on Thursday, September 3, 2020, 1-1:30 pm ET

YouTube Video

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COVID-19: Responsive Teaching and Learning in Anthropology – A Two-Part Webinar Series

This series developed in response to COVID-19. Both parts of the series incorporate information about accessibility in online teaching spaces during the COVID-19 phenomena, though please know the series does not exclusively focus on accessibility issues.

Presented by:

  • Angela Jenks, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology at the UC Irvine; Editor in Chief of the Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal.
  • Michael Wesch, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University and co-founder of, a free alternative to introductory textbooks
  • Nell Koneczny, Accessibility and Meetings Coordinator

Video Recordings

  1. Part 1 – Wednesday, March 18
  2. Part 2 – Tuesday, March 24

2019 AAA/CASCA Speaker-Ready & Accessible Presentations Webinar Resources

Hosted by the AAA Meetings Team on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Please go to the Webinar Google Folder to access the following resources, available both in standard and large print versions:

  1. Webinar slides
  2. Recording of the second half of the webinar
    1. The internet disconnected the recording part-way through, and we are unfortunately unable to provide a recording of the entire webinar. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    2. This recording includes ASL interpretation but does not have captions embedded into the video. However, a transcript of the spoken information is available in the Google Folder.
  3. Transcript of the entire webinar
  4. Information about “lists of terminology”
  5. Answers to chat questions.

Additional Resources

#AccessibleAnthro on Twitter

This hashtag highlights information about accessibility and is dedicated to making anthropology more accessible for everyone.