Three top tips for inclusive communication

At this year's AbilityNet TechShare Pro conference, which discussed key accessibility trends and developments, we also revealed a selection of bitesized 'Lightning Talks' from accessibility experts, highlighting top tips and advice on accessibility topics.

We're now sharing some of the key insights from those experts from the event, including here, a trio of top tips for inclusive communication.

Learn from AbilityNet Senior Accessibility Consultant Team Leader, Rina Wharton, about key things to remember to communicate with others in a more inclusive way, particularly when considering online meetings and events, and online communication.

Download the transcript of the video [Word doc].

The points Rina makes in the video include:

  1. Ensure clear task definitions in writing, including responsibilities and deadlines, to avoid ambiguity.
  2. Foster inclusive communication by providing opportunities for everyone to contribute, both in person and online.
  3. Establish clear guidelines for communication statuses, such as Do Not Disturb and Out of Office, to prevent misunderstandings.

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Coming up on Thursday 7 December 2023 is How to run accessible, inclusive hybrid events using Zoom, Teams and more from which you'll learn how to ensure inclusion is at the heart of all your events, with tips for using Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other digital platforms.

It's a particularly valuable course for event managers, Learning and Development teams, Diversity and inclusion leaders, HR Directors, line managers and anyone organising meetings and events. Book now!

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