Access and inclusion

We want everyone to be able to attend and enjoy BiCon regardless of disability, illness, family, income, gender, race or any other factor.

Here are some of the ways we're trying to make this virtual BiCon more inclusive. If we can do anything more, please tell us.

Meeting Your Access Needs

A lot of the things we would normally do aren't needed this year as we don't have a physical venue, however if there's anything we can do to make BiCon more accessible to you, please do contact us. Things we can do might include extra information, making materials available as recordings, or asking people to be aware of your access needs during sessions.

Financial Access

For help covering your costs in taking part in BiCon for any reason – including disability, childcare commitments, debt or anything else – you can apply to the access fund. BiCon this year is free, but we're still collecting donations to the anti-racism work, and our access fund. Email us for info on biconuk2020@gmail.com

Social access

BiCon attracts so many different people. We want everyone who takes part to be aware of difference and the impact of privilege, and feel as comfortable taking part as possible.

To support this, we have:

  • a Code of Conduct that all those at BiCon must agree to
  • guidance for those who run sessions and entertainments on including everyone and how to handle any incidents that might arise
  • a Listening Service during BiCon for anyone who feels they need to talk privately about anything.