Accessibility Best Practices for Moderators on Remesh

Amr Thameen Updated by Amr Thameen

At Remesh, we want to ensure that all our participants have a great experience using the platform. So, we put together this set of recommendations on how to account for participants with disabilities while running a Remesh Conversation.

We recommend providing detailed instructions at the begining of the conversation to inform the participants about what they should expect during the conversation. Items to cover in your instructions:

  1. How does responding and voting in an open-ended question work and how much time they will have
  2. How does responding to a poll work

Time

We recommend increasing the duration of each question the moderator asks. For example, all Polls should be at least 30 seconds, all Ask Opinions should be at least 2 minutes and 15 seconds, and all Ask Experience questions should be at least 1 minute and 15 seconds. Ensuring each participant has enough time to complete each question is critical to allowing everyone's voice to be heard.

Images

We currently do not support alt-text for images, so if you have visually impaired participants within your audience we recommend that you send a Speak following the image to explain the visual in detail. This will allow screen reading software to read the text so visually impaired participants can understand and digest the concept you shared. Also, if you are able to use Speaks to describe your content instead of an image, that is a great way to promote the best overall experience for all participants.

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