By Matt Cherry, Director of Philanthropy at Ability Central
First published by TechSoup at: https://blog.techsoup.org/posts/how-to-make-your-online-meetings-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities-1
One in four American adults has a disability that impacts major life activities. Often these disabilities include communication challenges, like hearing and vision loss, sensory processing disorders, and difficulty speaking clearly. After years of slow steps to include people with communications challenges in workplaces, schools, and services, the COVID pandemic resulted in a giant leap backward.
As a nonprofit where communications accessibility is the core of our mission, Ability Central regularly hosts meetings with participants who are deaf, blind, have sensory processing issues, or difficulties …