Toolkit: Ensuring Virtual Events are Accessible for All

The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that many organizations move their events and conferences from in-person to virtual. The benefits of online events make them a trend that is likely to continue well beyond the pandemic. For people with disabilities who use assistive technology such as screen readers for the visually impaired or video captioning for the hearing impaired, fully participating in online events can present a challenge.

The good news is that RespectAbility, a national disability advocacy nonprofit, has created the Ensuring Virtual Events are Accessible for All toolkit with simple steps to make your nonprofit's event inclusive of people with disabilities (as well as the elderly or non-native English speakers). Download the toolkit as as a pdf or Word document.

Additionally, see: How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All by Web Accessibility Initiative, Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings by Disability:IN, and One Idea Per Line: A Guide to Making Easy Read Resources by ASAN.