What Makes a Virtual Event Accessible

By Richard Ladner, AccessComputing PI
A screenshot of Richard Ladner presenting with a slide that asks "Should a virtual meeting imitate an in-person meeting?" and shows a screenshot of the tool Gather Town.

In preparation for a CHI 2022 workshop titled “Social Presence in Virtual Event Spaces” held on May 1, 2022, there was a seminar series on this topic during early 2022. I gave one of the lectures in the seminar series, entitled “What Makes a Virtual Event Accessible.” This lecture was hosted by the virtual meeting platform Midspace and is available on YouTube. Midspace is an interesting company that has made accessibility central to their virtual and hybrid meeting platforms. For detailed information on how to make a virtual event accessible visit the excellent SIGACCESS webpage on this topic.