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Accessibility

The Arts Midwest Conference values diversity of lived experience and seeks to be inclusive and accessible to all participants.

Arts Midwest provides upon request, alternative formats and services necessary for individuals to participate in the programs and services provided by our Conference. Requests for services and accommodations should be given at the time of registration or submitted at least two weeks in advance of the Conference. 

To make a request for services or accommodations, please email [email protected]

The Conference offers the following accessibility tools in our virtual platform, Boomset, which is WCAG compliant:

Closed Captioning

Arts Midwest will provide closed captioning for all sessions.

American Sign Language

ASL interpretation will be provided at plenary sessions.

Translation

In the upper right corner of the virtual platform, there’s a dropdown window to translate event text to a different language. If the user has Google Translate enabled, they can translate session speech to a different language as well.

Accessibe widget

The people icon in the upper right corner of Boomset contains several toggle options for accessibility needs


This profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.



This profile adjusts the website so that it is accessible to the majority of visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others



This profile provides various assistive features to help users with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.



This profile significantly reduces distractions and noise, to help people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.



This profile adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software that is installed on the blind user’s computer and smartphone, and websites should ensure compatibility with it.



This profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.



Additional adjustments including: freezing animations, contrast setting, reading focused mode, quick navigation mode, adjusting font sizing and spacing, color adjustments, orientation adjustments.