Accessibility (Virtual Events)

ASHE is committed to offering an accessible learning and socializing environment for our attendees. We strive to make presenting and attending as inclusive as possible.

*Note: These guidelines are initial for our 2021 events. A Strategic Workgroup on Accessibility is working on both short and long-term policies and procedures to make ASHE more accessible. Please check back later in the Summer for updated guidelines. Also, please feel free to contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws with any questions or comments.


Professional Development and Pre-Conferences

Pre-Conference events will be hosted through PlaybackASHE.com and Zoom Meetings.

Professional Development events will be hosted through Zoom Meetings.

While there may be additional ways in which we can make events accessible for individuals, here are preliminary steps we've taken to expand the accessibility of the conference. We will work with each attendee on a case-by-case basis to ensure we provide resources for an accessible conference:

  • PlaybackASHE.com is compatible with screen reader software. All screen reader software should be set-up on the user's computer prior to logging into the event. 

  • Virtual events will be captioned with AI captioning from Rev.com. Attendees can request live captioning for sessions through their registration form. Some sessions will require break out rooms for further discussion and session activities. The ASHE Staff will work with individual registrants with live captioning needs to determine the process to ensure the captioner is with the registrant throughout the session. 

  • Attendees can request a Sign Language Interpreter for sessions through their registration form. 

  • ASHE will contact attendees who provide any accessibility requests within two weeks of registration. 

  • For sessions that are recorded, any attendee can request these to be closed captioned. ASHE will provide closed captioning within 5 business days of the request, but usually within 48 hours.

  • ASHE Staff can best meet your needs when notified at least 3 weeks prior to any event.


Please feel free to contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws with any questions.


Virtual Ticket

The Virtual Ticket be hosted through PlaybackASHE.com and Zoom Meetings.

While there may be additional ways in which we can make events accessible for individuals, here are preliminary steps we've taken to expand the accessibility of the conference. We will work with each attendee on a case-by-case basis to ensure we provide resources for an accessible conference:

  • PlaybackASHE.com is compatible with screen reader software. All screen reader software should be set-up on the user's computer prior to logging into the event. 

  • Live streamed events will be captioned with AI captioning from Rev.com. Attendees can request live captioning for sessions through their registration form. 

  • Attendees can request a Sign Language Interpreter for live-streamed sessions through their registration form. 

  • ASHE will contact attendees who provide any accessibility requests within two weeks of registration. 

  • For sessions that are recorded, any attendee can request these to be closed captioned. ASHE will provide closed captioning within 5 business days of the request, but usually within 48 hours.

  • ASHE Staff can best meet your needs when notified at least 3 weeks prior to any event.


Please feel free to contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason@ashe.ws with any questions.