Hearing and Communication Supports

Sign Language Interpreters

Attendees can request a sign language interpreter for the Annual Meeting by submitting a request form (PDF) to access@apha.org. Preliminary forms are due Sept. 3, 2021.

On-site requests for interpreters can be made at the Accessibility Booth in the lobby area; however, APHA cannot guarantee a sign language interpreter will be available to accommodate a request without advance notice. The Opening, Monday, and Closing General Sessions will have open captions.

Amplification Devices

A limited number of amplification devices will be available. These compact devices amplify the sound in the room and can be carried from one room to another. For best results you may want to sit near the front of the room to better hear the presentations. To reserve an amplification device ahead of time, contact access@apha.org. Onsite, arrangements can be made by visiting the APHA Conventions Office.

Captioning 

All virtual sessions will be closed captioned using Zoom’s AI captioning software. Attendees can access the captioning by clicking the CC button at the bottom of their Zoom screen. If you would like to request a live captioner please complete a request form (PDF). Preliminary forms are due Sept. 3, 2021.

Recorded Presentations — All oral scientific sessions will be recorded and made available following the meeting. The recordings will be captioned using Otter.Ai captioning services. Presenters will have the ability to access the captioning file and edit text to ensure current spelling of names and public health terminology. Please allow for 3-4 weeks after the live sessions for the recordings to be uploaded to the Virtual Meeting Platform.

On-Demand Presentations — Poster and roundtable presenters are asked to pre-record their presentations for viewing starting Oct. 18. The recordings will be captioned using Otter.Ai captioning services. Presenters will have the ability to access the captioning file and edit text to ensure current spelling of names and public health terminology. Please allow for 3-4 weeks for the captions to become available.