Resources and Recommendations
Resources and Recommendations#
Read more in this chapter: Communicating Accessibly.
Ability Net for guides to making your documents more accessible.
Contrast calculator is a good website to freely check if you meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) ratings.
Outlier conf is a good example of accessibility in conference participation fees and data experience (vs visualisation).
Read more in this chapter: Blogs for Research Communication.
Some of our favourite blogs#
Dr Veronika Cheplygina’s How I fail series
Open Working by 4TU.ResearchData & TU Delft Library and Data Stewards. Uses WordPress.
Metadocencia - This is in Spanish but you can also read it in English here.
Read more in this chapter: Lay Summaries.
See Perfecting that lay summary for a good example of how an abstract can be changed into a lay summary.
Read more in this chapter: Podcasts for Research Communication.
Some of our favourite podcasts#
Read more in this chapter: Presenting Posters and Conference Talks.
Here are some websites that offer free resources making different aspects of presenations:
The Noun Project for icons and photographs.
Unsplash for photographs.
Pexels for photographs.
Freepik for icons and illustrations.
Flaticon for icons.
Canva for icons.
For recording talks:
OBS. See this guide for using OBS by the Software Sustainability Institute.
Amara or Otter can be used to generate your subtitles. Video conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google meet also have captions.
Many of the technical aspects and tools for giving remote talks (or classes) are covered in The Carpentries tips for teaching online and the webinar “Teaching Online on Short Notice” by RStudio, a source for several points of this section.
The Outlier conference has some excellent tips on speech development, structure, and technical setup.
Author Nancy Duarte offers some insights in her books, articles and talks on how to structure presentations that involve a call to action.
Read more in this chapter: Social Media for Research Communications.
This is a good guide to getting set up on Twitter.
Ten simple rules to getting started on Twitter as a scientist
Ten simple rules of live-tweeting at scientific conferences
How to use Twitter to further your research career