Enhance the Accessibility of Virtual Events

Just as with in-person events, it’s critical that your virtual events are accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities. There’s a variety of barriers that can be experienced by individuals with disabilities. For example, people with low vision need larger fonts and a higher contrast between colors on the screen used in PowerPoint presentations. Those who are Deaf or hard of hearing require visual representation of auditory information, through captioning or live interpreting. People with disabilities that affect their motor skills may have difficulties using the mouse and will need to use keyboard comments to navigate between webinar features, such as chat boxes and white boards. People with cognitive disabilities can become easily distracted and can benefit from a customizable webinar environment that allows them to close windows or disable features that are distracting. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to enhance the accessibility of your webinars.

Maximizing the Access of Your Webinar

  1. Selecting a Platform
  2. Creating Registration
  3. Promoting your Virtual Training
  4. Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
  5. Working with Presenters
  6. Preparing the Facilitator
  7. Moderating your Webinar
  8. Requesting Feedback on your Webinar's Accessibility