Thread Subject: Re: Beyond the Calendar
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From: Andi Snow-Weaver
Date: Wed, Oct 11 2006 6:05 AM
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Zakim will scare anyone who reads the manual. Most who participate on the
WCAG calls don't know anything about it. The only thing they "have" to know
is that they press 4-1-# to get on the queue and one other command to
unmute themselves if their phone doesn't have a mute button. Even if you
had an operator moderated call, people would have to press something on
their phone keypad to get in line to talk.
Whoever is managing the queue will have to be a little more techie and
learn more. As with the wiki, if the convenors aren't comfortable with IRC
and learning Zakim, they can recruit a few technies on their subcommittees
to do it. You need more than one because you have to have backups.
Some subcommittees may be so small and well-behaved that they don't need
anything like Zakim. The Web and Software subcommittee does though.
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10/11/2006 04:42 Re: [teitac-tools] Beyond the
Please respond to
I would encourage you to read the Zakim manual and ponder the wisdom of
using it for TEITAC, given who our members are and those from the public we
hope to recruit. Compared to W3C folks.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bailey Bruce [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:43 AM
> To: TEITAC Communications Task Force
> Subject: [teitac-tools] Beyond the Calendar
> We (the Access Board staff) had a meeting about this
> yesterday afternoon.
> Conference calls will probably be too unruly to be
> interactive without queue management. Gregg is looking into
> using the W3C Zakim software for that. Jared is also working
> developing queuing software.
> Fed RCC can be used to make teleconferences accessible
> between 8am and 5pm EST.
> There are free teleconferencing services available. If
> anyone feels they cannot participate because of the cost of
> making a non toll-free call, David Capozzi is willing to have
> the Board reimburse them for their expenses.
> Jessica, I think I have hit all your points below. The one
> exception is getting committee members comfortable with using
> the listserv and Wiki. Does anyone have ideas about
> addressing this need?
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> Jessica M. Brodey
> Sent: Tue 10/10/2006 11:43 PM
> To: 'TEITAC Communications Task Force'
> Subject: Re: [teitac-tools] Calendar
> I agree . . . most of the groups have already begun to
> schedule meetings and many of the conveners do not understand
> either how to use/access the listserve, or the wiki.
> If we want to use other tools for the conference calls, we
> need to be moving quickly. It also sounds as if the access
> board stated that there were no funds available to pay for
> accessibility for the subcommittees, but that somehow we have
> to ensure the accessibility of all subcommittee meetings.
> That is potentially a great concern if there is a significant
> cost involved in making the calls accessible.