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Re: Accessible professional video conferencing software, does it exist?


From: Owens, Parker
Date: Jun 25, 2007 7:10AM

>>Hang on - did you just suggest that Elluminate has a whiteboard that
works with Window-Eyes?

Elluminate Live! and Accessibility Compliance
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Elluminate
Live! provides a variety of features that promote accessibility,
including keyboard access to menus and dialogs, closed captioning,
enlarged video, user-defined color, screen reader compatibility, and

In addition, Elluminate Live! is also compliant with the Rehabilitation
Act, Section 508 and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web
Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

>>If you have questions about Adobe Connect for online meetings, I'm
to discuss this with you.

We have done testing on Adobe Connect also - there are several problems
with it, the biggest problem is the inability to enlarge type for low
vision. It doesn't magnify well, it is fuzzy flash type. If you enlarge
the chat window type, it is enlarged for everyone, so that is not a

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
> Owens, Parker
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 3:25 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible professional video
> conferencing software,does it exist?
> I've been researching this over the last month. It seems the
> most accessible is elluminate, if you are also looking for
> whiteboard capabilities. I would love to know if anyone else
> has suggestions.
> Parker Owens
> Web Accessibility Office
> Eastern Kentucky University
> 254 Case Annex
> Richmond, KY 40475
> Phone: (859) 622-2743
> http://www.accessibility.eku.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shawn klein [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 9:09 AM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible professional video conferencing
> software,does it exist?
> Hi. A bit off topic perhaps, but I just got a job working
> online for a company in Brazil. They want to get me involved
> in some video conference calls. The great thing, for me, is
> that they don't have any software in mind, because this is a
> new thing for them. I, the blind guy, get to go look for
> something that works for me. The IT staff at the Multi
> Nationals we're working with won't allow Skype to be installed.
> I figure if
> there's a workable alternative that's a bit more business
> oriented and professional and secure, and also accessible to
> Window Eyes, someone here would know of it. Thanks for any response.
> Shawn Klein
> Lancaster, Kansas
> Skype:
> kb7clx1