Accessibility at the Meeting

Accessibility at the Meeting

ADA

It is the Society’s sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. For questions about accessibility, such as real-time captioning [communication access real-time translation (CART)] or special file format, please contact AMS staff by email (accessibility@ametsoc.org) or by phone (617-226-3916 . Four-week advance notice is recommended to ensure seamless action.

If issues arise within the virtual conference, please contact AMS staff by email (accessibility@ametsoc.org) or by phone (617-226-3916 ).

Closed Captioning 

We highly recommend that everyone who is uploading pre-recorded material provides closed captions. This can be a separate document with a transcription of your presentation or closed captions added directly to the recording video. Below are some suggested programs for adding closed captioning to your slides. These are just suggestions and you are welcome to use other software. 

Please note that it is not possible to add closed captions directly in Keynote. If you plan to use Keynote, you will have to use one of the other options above to create your closed captions. 

 

Presenter Considerations 

With everything going virtual we have put together extra considerations for presenters to follow when putting together their on-demand content. More specific information can be found here. 

 

Additional Services 

If you believe you will need additional services during the 101st Annual Meeting please contact the AMS at accessibility@ametsoc.org with your request. 

 

Training

We are all new to this fully virtual world and we understand that technology can be difficult. This is why we will be holding trainings for our Program Chairs, Attendees, and Presenters.  More information on these trainings will be available soon. 

 

Other Formats 

If you need abstracts or other on-demand content in a different format please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We would be happy to provide you with different versions as needed.

 

AMS wants to ensure that each attendee’s experience at the 101st Annual Meeting is a pleasant and productive one. For more information regarding Safe and Inclusive Meetings, please visist the Safe and Inclusive Meetings webpage