Nowadays, due to the new situation forced on us we are living, we are changing some of our habits, ways of doing things and using new tools. During this quarantine days, many of the on-site activities we are used to do in our daily lives, haven´t stopped but changed its format to virtual meetings. These days we are testing so many platforms as there are, but some of them are more prepared to some kind of meetings and, of course, accessibility is more integrated in some than others.
Focusing on the struggle that deaf or hearing impaired people might experience at these meetings when are not well organized or made through the best channel, the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center has published some tips to improve virtual meetings. Keep groups small, switching off the camera once you are not talking, respect speaking times and asking to take the floor are only some of these guidelines
For blind and visual impaired people, the American Foundation for Blind have also done some recommendations. It determines Zoom and Google Hangouts as good options because of its accessibility features, and these should be complimented with other services as captioning and audiodescription, without forgetting to make accessible presentations.