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Accessibility Planning

There are many things you can do to make sure that all your online sessions are as accessible as possible.

So what would YOU do if ……..

  • You had a profoundly deaf delegate in your session?
  • You had a moderately visually impaired delegate in your session?
  • You had a blind delegate in your session?
  • You had someone who is severely dyslexic in your session?

 Here are some considerations:

  • Check the accessibility features available in your web conferencing platform.
  • Do you have a standard accessibility question in your booking form?
  • Provide another opportunity for participants to let you know about their accessibility requirements in the joining instructions.
  • Encourage participants to let you know their needs by other appropriate means.
  • Adapt your session and resources before the day according to the needs of your participants.
  • Be sure that all participants have the necessary resources at least twenty four hours ahead of time, so they are able to prepare.
  • Make sure your adaptations don't exclude other participants!

Click on the icons below to see more advice on accessibility.

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing Accessibility Guide for Moderators
How to make visual presentations accessible to audience members with print impairments
IBM Overcoming Accessibility Challenges of Web Conferencing