Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Inclusive Communication

Inclusive communication means sharing information in ways that consider the variability of user experience and ability. When planning your meeting, consider the different modes of communication you will use to share information remotely and face-to-face. What are some of the critical differences? How can you communicate effectively in both modes at once?

Some tips for more effective communication

  • Speakers should identify themselves before speaking
  • Speak clearly and at a consistent pace
  • Speak directly to participants, not to interpreters or companions
  • Repeat any participant questions before answering
  • Provide equivalent opportunity for remote and onsite participants to participate

Organizers should encourage all participants to observe these practices for better communication and a more productive meeting experience.

Proceed to the next section: Creating and Sharing Materials