Virtual Events Accessibility

 

The Women in Technology Online Festival is committed to making our event as accessible as possible to everyone, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. The event is user-friendly and inclusive to ensure our audience walk away with the right content and messaging without any obstacles.

 

Event Navigation

All menus are labeled clearly to facilitate straightforward functionality, sequential navigation and visibility in line with best practices – there are no popups or unexpected flashes or sounds to disrupt the user experience.

 

Accessibility 1

 

Color Contrast

Catering to attendees with visual impairment or cognitive disabilities, virtual events can be customised to accommodate changes in colour contrasts so that all text can be read easily.
 
Accessibility 2

 

Text Character Size

Assistive technology allows font size to be changed to zoom-in or out to enable users with low vision to read webpage text without difficulty.
 
Accessibility 3

 

Page Narrations 

Audio description (the headphone icon) allows guests with visual impairments to be able to access information via the on-screen text narration to gain a fully immersive event experience.

 

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Captioned Webinars

The webinars can be set up with closed captioning to make the virtual experience informative and delightful for all without exception.
 
Accessibility 4

 

Accessible Communication

Audio, text and video chat capabilities ensure that communication with visitors and exhibitors is accessible for all.