What does accessibility mean for multimedia?

General lecture


As a digital accessibility consultant and trainer, I often get asked about accessibility regulations and best practices when it comes to videos and live events - especially now that so many conferences and meetings have gone virtual. As we embrace our new normal - what should we consider when it comes to creating videos and live streaming events with inclusivity in mind? What does accessibility mean for multimedia?

This session will cover:

  • WCAG accessibility requirements for different types of multimedia
  • Captioning/Transcript do's and don’ts
  • Audio descriptions vs Extended audio descriptions
  • Sign language interpretation for live events
  • Tips and tricks on how to make your video or live-stream more inclusive

Session topics



  • Carie Fisher

    Pronouns: she/her
    Sr. Accessibility Instructor and Trainer, Deque

    Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer who is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and diversity in technology. Currently, Carie is working as a Senior Accessibility Consultant and Trainer at Deque Systems while pursuing her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interactions at Iowa State University.In...