Quick Resources

Why Are Accommodations So Inaccessible?

Nex Bortnick | 6/12/24

"If tournaments are legally required to grant accommodations, why do coaches like mine believe they are not offered? Do we have them or not? If we do, why are they so difficult to access? How does the process actually work and what are tournaments required to provide? Why is there no guidance for finding any of this out? "

Stop Forgetting About the Judges

Lizi Bakradze | 6/5/24

"It is important to make sure that the people who determine whether you go home absolutely ecstatic or totally disappointed fully understand what position they are in and what exactly they have to do....So how about we stop forgetting about the judges, and instead build a stronger and more informed community, one judge at a time."

Let's Talk Resource Accessibility in PF

Steven Linkh | 5/29/24

"PF is rising to become one of the most popular events in forensics, but just because it is a “public forum” doesn’t mean that it is actually accessible to the general public. Many teams lack access to quality resources and teaching. And the unfortunate reality of this is these debate programs are fighting an uphill battle compared to other teams."

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