ACCESS GUIDELINES FOR ZOOM PRESENTERS AND PARTICIPANTS FOR THE WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE 2023
“There is a good feeling after and while you are experiencing access intimacy. It is a freeing, light, loving feeling. It brings the people who are a part of it closer; it builds and deepens connection.” Mia Mingus, Access Intimacy: The Missing Link
The WGSC Conference is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for everyone interested in learning, presenting, and being in community with one another at our spring conference. We continue to make changes to improve the user experience for everyone and apply the relevant accessibility standards. Please read the following information carefully, as it will assist us in caring for one another during our time together in April.
All concurrent sessions will happen in Zoom Meeting and keynotes and plenaries will happen in Zoom Webinar. Below, and on Zoom Support, are the differences between the two.
- Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to screen share, turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance.
- Webinars are designed so that the host and any designated panelists can share their video, audio and screen. The host can also unmute attendees. Webinars allow view-only attendees, who have the ability to interact via Q&A, Chat, and answering polling questions. Webinar attendees can’t rename themselves.
If you have any questions, concerns, or technical issues, please contact: Stephanie Rytilahti, director of the WGSC and conference co-chair, email@example.com,
Link to Full Conference Schedule*
*All keynotes and plenaries include CART, and ASL upon request via the conference registration form; all general conference sessions include closed captioning via Zoom.
*Please use our registration form to request additional accommodations for these events or general conference sessions. All requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance of the event to ensure enough lead time to coordinate.