Pivoting to ADA-Compliant Virtual Meetings

ADA virtual meeting
July 7, 2020

Are you discriminating against the hearing-impaired during virtual meetings? The Coronavirus pandemic has changed how government and educational institutions have maintained their operations. With an abrupt conversion from in-person meetings and instruction to virtual meetings, many agencies may unknowingly be discriminating against the hearing-impaired. Be our guest for a free, educational webinar Thursday, August 6th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that live and recorded meetings provide access to persons with hearing loss, which would include captioning or an ASL interpreter on video. Therefore, public agencies and educational institutions must not ignore their obligations to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to fully participate, whether live or recordings of live information. Most videoconferencing platforms have the ability to provide captioning but there may be additional costs or add-ons that are necessary.

DLZ’s ADA Expert, Stephen Metzer, will discuss the ADA requirements for online accessibility, with an emphasis on the capabilities of the most common video platforms like Zoom, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams. He will outline the steps every meeting host should consider to equip and prepare their organization in meeting virtual ADA requirements.

Who should attend:

  • City Council
  • County Commissioners
  • Town Council
  • School Board Members
  • School Officials
  • Building Officials

Learn more / register