DHS Accessibility Day 2023
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.
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.