The internet enables us to share information, including science. However, it takes more than sharing content to make it accessible. The information must be comprehensible and usable too if the scientific enterprise is ever to become more inclusive. As professional science communicators, we are concerned that scientific texts are becoming less readable. We work to counter this by producing plain-language summaries of new research. However, so much of this process is untested, our assumptions about our readers' requirements unchallenged.
In this hands-on session, we invite all MozFest attendees to play, draw, design emojis, learn and explore current research, with various activities running in parallel, designed to help us test the merits and downfalls of science communication together.