This is a great thread about adapting to remote seminars.

I’d like to add that with these new formats we can step up inclusion of disabled scientists.
The issue for Deaf/HoH and blind/low vision participants is being abot to get and integrate two streams of information: the presenter’s talk and the paper or slides they are presenting. Access to only one of these info channels is seldom enough tor comprehension.
Here are some suggestions:

Provide slides, papers, code,and other presentation materials in advance so that blind people can read along user their computer’s screen reading software.

Present at a pace so that audio and visual streams of information can be integrated.
Provide sign language interpretation o live captioning. Do not use automatic captions as these are not accurate enough for technical discussions.
Make sure there are multiple ways to participate in discussions: e.g. using both voice and text chat in Zoom.
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