Accessibility Tip Sheet

People with disabilities are far more likely to run into barriers that prevent access to services, resources, and events; or diminish one’s experience than people without disabilities. Our resources and events must be intentional in their design to account for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities. For this reason, we offer the following tips to improve the accessibility for all persons at CaRCC-related events or using CaRCC-related resources.

Tips for Slides and Call Documents

Tips for Speakers

  • When you begin speaking, provide the following introduction:
    • Why?
    • Name
    • Pronouns
    • Description of yourself (e.g. I’m a female presenting white person with blond hair)
    • Describe what you’re wearing
    • Describe your Zoom background and/or home/office location
  • Describe pertinent parts of graphics, videos, and other visuals
  • Describe other visual information, such as raised hands in response to a question

Tips for Meeting Facilitator(s)

  • Enable live closed captions (requires host privilege) on Zoom calls
  • When you begin speaking, provide the following introduction:
    • Why?
    • Name
    • Pronouns
    • Description of yourself (e.g. I’m a female presenting white person with blond hair)
    • Describe what you’re wearing
    • Describe your video background
  • Announce that captions are on
  • Announce that folks should announce their name whenever they begin speaking