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Re: Accessible web/Voice/Audio Conferencing

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From: Aaron Cannon
Date: Mar 21, 2008 8:50AM


Skype works well with Jaws, but standard conferences have a limit to the number of participants. Last I checked that limit was 4-5, so it is generally unsuitable for any but the smallest of groups. However, Skype also has a free beta service called SkypeCasts. https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/homeThis allows you to have a conference with up to 100 participants. I'm not sure how accessible the interface is for the moderator though.

Aaron


>>> "Michael Stenitzer" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 3/21/2008 8:51 AM >>>

as far is i know: skype is pretty good usable with a screen reader.
free and easy to install.

hope that helps, michael

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 8:50 PM, John E. Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> A colleague of mine - who is a screen reader user - has been hosting a
> weekly web conference using iVocalize. Just about all of the members are
> screen users and my colleague had found this product to be very accessible.
> Apparently the company has upgraded to a new version that leaves much to be
> desired and is no longer accessible and also requires an upgrade to the
> latest version of Java and the java Bridge.
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> So he is looking for a new product as soon as possible.
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> Any suggestions?
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> ~j
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> John E. Brandt
> Augusta, Maine USA
> www.jebswebs.com
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