Ten things to improve conference call accessibility

WFH has made video conference accessibility more critical than ever, especially for participants with disabilities. Try to avoid these pitfalls.

Man and woman on split-screen participating in zoom conference call
Man and woman on split-screen participating in zoom conference call
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Sound

#1 Use good equipment and consider acoustics

#2 Watch out for background noise

#3 Sketchy internet connections

4. Lack of (or bad) captioning

Vision

#6 Test your presentation materials for accessibility

#7 Send out the accessible presentation materials in advance of the call

#8 If you are reviewing live web pages send out the URLs in advance of the call

#9 If you are playing a video on the call, check to see if a described audio version is required

#10 Do disability-friendly activities

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