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Tips for a Virtual Meeting

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  •  Mute your microphone – Alt A – unmute hold down the space key
    To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
  • To chat select Alt H
  • To stop or start video Alt V
  • Be mindful of background noise:
    When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
  • Position your camera properly:
    If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.
  • Limit distractions:
    You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone. 
  • Avoid multi-tasking:
    You'll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the meeting and wait to work on that PowerPoint presentation until after the meeting ends.
  • Prepare materials in advance:
  • If you will be sharing content during the meeting, make sure you have the files and/or links ready to go before the meeting begins.


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Social Distancing with Disabilities in the Black Hills

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It looks like it will be a busy summer in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Everyone is looking for a way to get away during COVID-19, and still remember social distancing. That being said, there seem to be many more families traveling with 3, sometimes 4 generations. More and more tourists are requiring accommodations and traveling with Service Animals. Over the last year, work has been done in South Dakota on Mt Rushmore. Mt Rushmore is getting an upgrade that will make it easier for everyone but, most importantly, those with disabilities. In fact, all our National Parks are getting upgrades to make sure they are accessible to all different kinds of abilities. These upgrades go way past the parking lots. By making trails and campsites accessible, thousands of individuals will have the means to get outside and fulfill their desires. For way too long, accessibility was thought of as just the parking lot and maybe a mile of nature walks. Now it includes miles of trails for wheelchairs and scooters, picnic areas, fire pits, restrooms, campsites and so much more. If you have a disability, the National Parks Service offers a free lifetime pass for U.S. Citizens who are permanently disabled. 

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