Accessibility

In our vision statement, we set forth a purpose to realize a world where all people belong — a world where people have the right to both contribute and make demands upon society and its political and cultural institutions.

Being able to contribute to our world requires being able to participate in it. At the Othering & Belonging Institute, we are committed to learning from and incorporating the teachings of the disability justice movement into work and programmatic offerings at the conference.

We know that we are far from perfect stewards of accessibility and disability justice. As such, we invite you to make demands upon us related to your access needs. Please email Evan Yoshimoto if you have any additional access needs, questions, or concerns not addressed by this page.


Hopin Virtual Platform

Like the 2021 Summit, the Othering & Belonging Fall 2021 Conference will take place virtually on hopin. Hopin is committed to aligning with accessibility best practices, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 level AA criteria. The hopin platform offers full keyboard navigation and is reported to work well with screen readers.

More information on our specific accessibility offerings for the virtual programming, including captioning, ASL interpretation, and spanish translation and interpretation can be found in the Services section below.


Services

Captioning

The Conference will offer live closed captioning in English. Following each session, transcripts in English and Spanish will be available upon request. Videos from the conference will have the option of English or Spanish captions. 


American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation

The Conference will offer live ASL interpretation with Deaf and Hearing interpters from Michon Shaw and the Interpret Educate Serve team.


Spanish Translation and Interpretation

We are committed to offering the conference experience in Spanish. The Conference will offer live audio Spanish interpretation. We will be translating Conference materials including information on programming, agenda, and speakers on our website, and our Othering & Belonging Conference App will offer Spanish translation. Following each Conference session, transcripts in English and Spanish will be available upon request. Videos from the conference will have the option of English or Spanish captions.