InfoComm 2023


Prioritizing Accessibility in AV Design for Classrooms

Jun 15, 2023
Education Session
Diversity and Inclusion Learning Spaces
Prioritizing accessibility in AV solutions for classrooms, conference rooms, and similar spaces should be considered as a standard for AV design. I will draw from my experience designing a classroom that can accommodate a variety of disabilities, including the incorporation of an FM solution that allows people who are deaf and hard of hearing to sync their hearing aids to and which also provides voice amplification for the speaker. Also, incorporating videoconferencing as a solution for captioners to provide real-time captioning to students of various disabilities who may be in-person or remote due to any of various disabilities including: physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, mental health diagnoses, people with learning disabilities, including people on the autism spectrum, and others.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify trends in growing populations of people with disabilities in higher education.
  • Think of disability as a form of diversity in higher education and work spaces.
  • Identify 5 different features that can incorporate into AV design to increase the accessibility of classrooms and similar spaces.
Bret Vlach, CTS, Instructional Facilities Manager - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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