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Virtual Universal Design & Accessibility Mini-Conference Instructions

UD & Virtual Accessibility Mini-Conference Add-on: November 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Instructions for Access

URL for Universal Design & Accessibility Mini-Conference (Nov. 17)

http://accessinghigherground.adobeconnect.com/ahg2017virtualc/

Steps to Login & Enter Conference (On the day of the event)

1. Click on the URL (see above).

2. Enter the room using the guest option. ID & password are not required.

3. Enter your REAL FIRST AND LAST NAME ALONG WITH THE NAME OF YOUR INSTITUTION. Click or select the ENTER ROOM button

(Important: for "name", enter your first and last name and the name of your institution. Attendees who do not enter this information – i.e. enter an anonymous name – WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE EVENT and re-enter with an identifiable name and institution. If you’re registered as an individual and are not affiliated with an institution, you may enter your first and last name without an institution name. You can add other information, if you like, such as your title.)

Ticket Types, Site Add-on & how many places can I stream?

Most of you likely purchased access to this mini-conference as part of your registration for the overall AHG Virtual Conference. This Mini-Conference works a little differently than the other components of the AHG Virtual Conference. Please read below for details.

Individual vs. Group Ticket

For this track only, regardless of whether you purchased a single or group ticket, you can invite your colleagues to watch this track.

Instructions for Added Sites (i.e. Site Add-ons)

We ask that you not use your site add-on to display this session at additional locations. If you have any questions about this, please contact the conference coordinator at hkramer@ahead.org.

Date/Time of Virtual Sessions

Reminder: the first Virtual Mini-Conference sessions start pm Friday, Nov. 17 at 9:15 a.m. Mountain Standard Time/ 10:15 Central/ 11:15 Eastern/ 8:15 Pacific. We recommend that you connect to the event a half-hour prior to the start time to ensure you have a good connection to the stream. The last session ends at 12:45 MST.

View the Mini-Conference agenda

Technical Support

If you run into problems accessing the webinar, contact Matt Siriouthay from V-CUBE via email at  matt@vcube.co.jp or by TEXT (not voice) at (952) 250-7698.

If you are not able to obtain help through the above contacts, you can also reach the conference coordinator by email at hkramer@ahead.org, by chat at hkramer.atsol@gmail.com or TEXT (not voice) at (720) 351-8668.

Accessibility

Captioning

All our online events include real-time captioning. We are using Adobe Connect to stream the virtual confernece. The captioning will be transmitted through Adobe’s captioning pod. The video recording of the webcast will be posted with captioning following the event. (This usually takes a month to 6 weeks).

Screenreader Access

Adobe Connect is screenreader accessible, more or less, although access can sometimes be cumbersome. For those using screenreaders, we suggest consulting the following tips for accessing the Connect interface with a screenreader.

Captioning Pod & Stream – 2 choices for watching captioning

Captioning will be presented by default through the captioning pod that is part of the Adobe Connect Interface. Everyone will see this stream located below the PowerPoint/slides window. The caption pod window cannot be removed or resized.

Alternative Caption Stream

In case the caption pod crashes (this has happened rarely in the past), or if you would like to watch the captioning in a window you can resize, use the alternate captioning stream URL is below.

http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=AHGC

Testing your System

To ensure that your system is ready to access the webinar, connect to the following test site: http://my.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Watching the Webinar post-broadcast

The Virtual Conference sessions will be recorded and available with captioning (about 4 to 6 weeks) after the broadcast.