Virtual Accessibility Services


Virtual Conference Platform – Blind & Low Vision

Pathable, the provider of our virtual conference platform, is navigable by keyboard and is usable by screen readers. If you are looking for a compatible free screen reader, Pathable recommends Pericles for Google Chrome.

Pathable is also compatible with native accessibility features on your personal device such as color contrast adjustment, magnification, and other customizations. AWP has provided alt-text where possible on the platform.

Additionally, we would like to encourage the practice of having attendees physically describe themselves at the beginning of meetings or interactions on Zoom. This recommendation will be included in AWP’s Zoom Accessibility Guide, and there will also be an attribute in each attendee profile for them to include a physical description. We have also provided a plain-text, large-font Zoom Accessibility Guide.

If you have questions about blind and low-vision services, please contact Colleen Cable at colleen@awpwriter.org.


Virtual Conference Platform – Deaf & Heard of Hearing

All featured events will be ASL interpreted and live-captioned. All virtual events will include captions.


Virtual Conference Zoom Guides

On the virtual conference platform, there will be the opportunity to interact with fellow attendees in Zoom meeting rooms.

Please find AWP's Zoom Guide for live Zoom meetings and review prior to attending the virtual conference.

#AWP22 Zoom Guide

#AWP22 Zoom Guide - Text Only

Should you need keyboard navigation of Zoom, please explore the keyboard shortcuts prior to the meeting. A link to these instructions will be available in each session’s description.


Virtual Conference Schedule

If you are having trouble navigating the virtual paltform's agenda with a screen reader, we have provided a screen-reader accessible Word Document, which includes a listing of all virtual events with hyperlinks to the virtual platform.

#AWP22 Virtual Schedule

 

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

#AWP23
#AWP23

March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center

Request Services

Please submit your request to colleen@awpwriter.org .