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DHS Accessibility Day 2023

DHS Accessibility Day 2023

Get ready to join us again for an unforgettable day of inclusion and accessibility! DHS Accessibility Day 2023 is the ultimate event for anyone who believes that everyone deserves equal access to information and services. Our jam-packed schedule includes thought-provoking discussions, interactive workshops, and inspiring keynote speakers who will share their stories and expertise on the latest accessibility trends and best practices.
The event will be a two-day, free virtual event experience using Microsoft Teams. The event will be held over two days: Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
Whether you're a seasoned accessibility professional or just starting out, you'll leave feeling energized and equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to create a more inclusive world. So mark your calendars and join us for DHS Accessibility Day 2023 - it's an event you won't want to miss!
The event is only available to federal employees and federal contractors within the United States Government.

If you are a DHS employee, please refer to our DHS Connect internal website for more content, such as speakers' biographies, frequently asked questions, download materials, and support for accessibility and accommodations.

Please contact Accessibility@hq.dhs.gov for questions or if you need more information.

Day 1 Schedule coming soon...

Day 2 Schedule coming soon....

DHS is committed to ensure all events are accessible, even if they're virtual. Please contact us if you need further assistance or accommodations by clicking here: Submit Request for Accommodation

​Sign Language (ASL)

DHS will provide a team of three American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for both days. There will be one interpreter visible on the screen for most sessions that are 30 minutes or less. When there is a panel discussion, it's possible a team of at least two interpreters will work together in synchronization on the screen. If and when an active interpreter has technical difficulties, relief interpreters are on stand-by to take over quickly to ensure communication facilitation is not interrupted and continue to be effective.

Captioning (CART)

DHS will provide live captioning through a certified machine stenographer (as known as court reporter). Captioning will be feed into Microsoft Teams. However, DHS will provide a separate hyperlink (URL) where captioning can be displayed in a separate browser window for customization to meet the users' viewing experience's preferences.   

Accessible Electronic Materials

DHS will provide all accessible electronic materials for the Blind or Low-Vision Community in advance. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact Accessibility@hq.dhs.gov

Keyboard Shortcuts and Assistive Technology

Microsoft authored a helpful article on how to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate during a Teams meeting. You can find the Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts article here.

This virtual event, its materials, and the speakers are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as DHS endorsement or approval of any of the products, services, organizations, or any external links.

Last Updated: 03/07/2023
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