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Board’s January Meeting to Address Access to Virtual Platforms

December 21, 2020

The widespread transition to telework due to the coronavirus pandemic has made use of virtual meetings and conferences commonplace. It is important that platforms for remote events are inclusive of everyone. 

The Board’s January meeting, which is open to the public, will feature a presentation on conducting virtual meetings and events that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Guest speakers from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission will explain what makes virtual platforms accessible and highlight common access issues. They will also cover best practice recommendations and resources for platform accessibility. 

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which will take place on January 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 (ET). Login details and links will be posted on the Board Meetings page.  

For further information, contact Rose Marie Bunales at bunales@access-board.gov

Meeting of the U.S. Access Board (Virtual)
January 13, 2:00 – 4:00 (ET) 
Zoom link: [forthcoming] 
Call-in numbers: [forthcoming] 

Agenda

  • Welcome  
  • Executive Director’s Report  
  • Presentation on “Accessible Virtual Meeting Platforms” 
    • Brandon Pace, Department of Homeland Security 
    • Gerard Williams, Federal Communications Commission  
  • Official and New Business