Is this your first virtual meeting? Are you tech-challenged? Don't worry - we're here to help!
ABE/APHMG 2021 is using PheedLoop as the platform to provide for the virtual event. All attendees are strongly urged to get themselves familiar with this environment prior to the beginning of the conference. We also encourage the attendees to set up their profiles as soon as possible and make sure they are exactly as they like them. The more familiar you are with the environment prior to the meeting, how it works and what it offers, the better your experience will be at the conference.
A general rule of thumb is that any modern browser and high-speed internet connection is all that's really needed to participate. The best setup we've found is using Google Chrome on a laptop or desktop, with an internet connection offering at least 25 Mbps download speed. We've found Google Chrome is most compatible with third-party plugins and integrations.
Any major, modern browser is supported. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and even Microsoft Edge.
Note that Internet Explorer is NOT a supported browser due to it being incompatible with modern web performance and security standards.
The virtual event system is best experienced on a laptop or desktop device, though it is responsive and compatible with tablets and smartphones. Tablets and smartphones are best suited for view-only experiences, as the system relies on several technologies that are best compatible with full browsers (e.g. video chats within the system).
The virtual event portal supports over 10 languages and allows you to instantly view nearly all built-in phrases, buttons, labels, notifications, and more in your language of choice. Once logged in, simply use the language selector at the top-right corner of your virtual event portal and select any language you prefer.
The virtual platform implements the ARIA attributes, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively.