Meetings and Events


Videos and teleconferencing are part of everyone’s daily life in a (nearly!) post-pandemic world. But videos by themselves often leave a large gap for those who do not rely on hearing to communicate, or who otherwise have difficulty interpreting speech. This month we welcome back accessibility ambassador Amanda Ryan, academic technologist at the Institute on Community Integration, to share her knowledge of captioning. 

Accessible Online Meetings

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by accessibility ambassador Amanda Ryan of the Institute on Community Integration within CEHD.

Ryan will discuss what makes a meeting accessible and how to make use of built-in accessibility features. She will cover Zoom and Google Meet (formerly known as Google Hangouts), and will also discuss dos and don’ts for presenters, as well as how to prevent or minimize the risk of “Zoombombing.”

Face-to-Face Meetings and Events

Plan ahead so your meeting or event invitation, schedule, site, food, materials, presentations, and follow up messages help everyone feel welcome, understand what is presented, and participate.

Online Meetings

Include complete meeting and accessibility information in invitations to online meetings, use accessible technology, prepare to provide accommodations, assign an accessibility advocate, and send accessible follow up materials.