[isoc-ny] WEBINAR: Impact of COVID-19 and the Switch to Virtual Meetings on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

ISOC-NY announcements announce at lists.isoc-ny.org
Sun Nov 15 22:11:52 PST 2020

On* November 19 at 14:00 UTC, *the Internet Society Accessibility SIG *(ISOC
A11y SIG) *hopes you can join us for a webinar titled: *The Impact of Covid
19 and the Switch to Virtual Meetings on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Community.  *Details below.

In the third webinar of this series on Accessible Meetings, we bring
experts to discuss the challenges of hard of hearing and deaf communities
in the online world and also to talk about how to turn these challenges
into opportunities.

As a reminder the series on Accessible Meetings focused on the need to
raise awareness and spread the message of digital accessibility for Persons
With Disabilities (PWDs). The current pandemic has highlighted the
importance of increasing the awareness of how to make digital spaces
accessible, and to have accessible online meetings. When everything is
virtual, many conferences are just not accessible to people with

*Title: The Impact of Covid 19 and the switch to virtual meetings on the
Deaf and hard of hearing community*
*Date: 19 November 2020*
*Time: 09:00-10:30 EST | 1400-15:30 UTC*
*Participate via Zoom:  https://bit.ly/34NuspP <https://bit.ly/34NuspP>*
Language: English

*Christian Vogler, Director Technology Access Programs, Gallaudet
*Lidia Best, Chair of National Association of Deafened People ( NADP)*

*Mark Wheatley, Executive Director, European Union of the Deaf*

*Closing Remarks: Muhammad Shabbir, Accessibility SIG President*

*Moderator: Judith Hellerstein, General Secretary, ISOC Accessibility SIG*

Real Time Text: https://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=CFI-A11YSIG
ASL sign language Interpretation shall be available courtesy of Gallaudet
Re-transmission on Livestream, Youtube, Facebook Live, Twitch is planned

This webinar is organized in collaboration with Gallaudet University.
*Greg Shatan | President, ISOC-NY*
greg at isoc-ny.org

*"The Internet is for everyone"*
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