We are working hard to make this conference accessible for everyone. We have chosen the local virtual conference platform Unity that is being successfully used for other accessibility conferences in Canada. Materials for the conference are created with accessibility in mind. Pre-recorded sessions will have English and French captions. We are pleased to provide CART and ASL interpretation for all of the live conference sessions, and French-English interpretation for all keynotes and many of the parallel sessions.
Make sure you’re logged in, go to the Sessions page under Program, and click on the title of each session you are interested in viewing. Add it to your agenda (if it is not already there) by clicking on the “Register and Add to my Agenda” button. You can then join or watch by clicking the green Join/View Presentation button. Please also click on Register and Add to Agenda to view Vignettes and Pre-Recorded Sessions.
Your video layout in Zoom will already display the ASL interpreter in Side-by-Side Mode. You can adjust the size of the screen with the ASL interpreter by placing your cursor on the bar in between the two screens and dragging the bar side to side.
English version follows
Pour tous les discours d’ouverture et de nombreuses sessions parallèles, une interprétation français-anglais est disponible (il y aura une note dans le programme : “Des interprètes français-anglais seront disponibles / French-English interpreters will be available”). Dans Zoom, sélectionnez le canal de langue française en cliquant sur l’icône Interprétation au bas de votre écran, puis sélectionnez Français. Vous pourrez alors entendre l’audio de la réunion traduit en français par un interprète en direct.
For all keynotes and many of the parallel sessions, French-English interpretation is available (there will be a note in the program: “Des interprètes français-anglais seront disponibles / French-English interpreters will be available”). In Zoom, select the French language channel by clicking on the Interpretation icon at the bottom of your screen and select French. You can then hear the meeting audio translated into French by a live interpreter.
You must already be registered in order to watch sessions. You also must add the sessions, vignettes and pre-recorded presentations that you want to view to your agenda.
Some organizations have blocked YouTube, and in this case you will not be able to watch the YouTube on-demand video or vignette. You can ask your organization’s technical support to unblock it for you, or watch these videos from your home computer.
First, make sure you added the session to your agenda as per the above. If you have added the session to your agenda, and are still not seeing the green join presentation button, your browser might be cached on your device. You may need to clear your browser’s cache on the join page. To do so:
All sessions will be presented in Eastern Time (ET).
There is a chat box for technical support available during the conference days at the bottom right corner of the website for those having trouble accessing the virtual sessions.
Yes, the recordings from the sessions will be available as on-demand presentations in about a week after the conference, till the end of February 2022.
If the speaker provided us with a copy of their slides or other materials, they will be available in the session description of that session to download.
Download our DWC2021 Participant Guide for more information about navigating the conference website and participating in the conference sessions. If you still have questions after reviewing the information below, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We are here to help!