Understanding accessibility in virtual meetings:
Accessibility in virtual meetings ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities or challenges, can fully participate in discussions, fostering an inclusive and diverse online environment.
Challenges associated with traditional virtual meetings:
Traditional virtual meetings were limited in accommodating participants with diverse needs, due to complex interfaces, lack of closed captioning, insufficient screen reader support and difficulty navigating platforms – creating barriers for many individuals attending virtual meetings.
These challenges hinder not only participation by differently-abled individuals but also limit any valuable insights they could add to discussions.
Accessibility features of *astTECS audio conferencing solution:
This solution provides inclusive virtual meetings by offering various accessibility features that promote inclusion. Let’s examine their effects:
1. Real-time closed captioning:
This solution offers real-time closed captioning to assist participants in following conversations accurately while also benefiting non-native speakers and people in noisy environments.
2. Screen reader compatibility:
Our solution has been specifically developed to be compatible with screen readers, real-time updates on discussions, presentations and shared content.
3. Keyboard navigation and shortcuts:
Prioritising keyboard navigation and shortcuts, this solution enables participants who prefer keyboard-based navigation to navigate the platform seamlessly.
4. Customizable user interfaces:
Our customizable user interfaces enable participants to tailor settings based on their individual preferences and layout adjustments.
5. Integration with assistive technologies:
This solution integrates seamlessly with various assistive technologies to enhance the virtual meeting experience for participants.