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

When you are organizing face-to-face meetings and events, planning ahead can help ensure everyone feels welcome, understands what is presented, and participates in discussions and activities.

Online Meetings

Online meetings are a great way to collaborate. While any meeting will benefit from good meeting etiquette, online meetings require even greater attention to appropriate preparation and conduct to be successful.