Online Church - Accessibility Resources
At Church by the Bridge Kirribilli and St Augustine's Neutral Bay, we are working to improve accessibility to our Online Church platform (watchonline.thebridgechurch.org.au) during this season of not being able to meet physically together at full capacity (Watch & Worship is available to book for meeting on site). Please know that we continue to care deeply for those who find Online Church more challenging than others, particularly those living with hearing or visual challenges. To this end, our Online Sunday gatherings are now Closed Captioned, to particularly improve accessibility for those living with hearing impairment. Additional suggestions that may help with improving accessibility particularly around hearing include::-
- Using personal headphones as this reduces background noise;
- Hearing loops https://www.hearconnect.com.au/products-hear-tv-better which are similar to the hearing loop we use at Church; and
- Portable solution with touchscreen that is used at Government house and councils. Download brochure here.
As we are now Close Captioning our Sunday gatherings, our Sermon Transcripts are no longer available, but all sermons are available on the Church by the Bridge YouTube account and as an audio recording under the ‘Bible Talks’ tab of our website.
Regarding solutions for those living with visual challenges, we are still seeking solutions.