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Re: A couple of quick questions about Webinar Software/Services


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Feb 17, 2009 8:25PM

I have a colleague at ATMaine http://www.atmaine.com who used Talking
Communities but discontinued because of accessibility issues and I believe
some problems with different O/S. He is now using Ventrillo

You may want to check out PEPnet who has been researching this question and
will have recent data - http://www.pepnet.org/

Other resources at DO-IT

EASI's got info on their site - give them a call for specifics.

Also noticed this from AFB


John E. Brandt
Web Design, Development, Consultation
Augusta, Maine USA

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Moore, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:54 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List; Discussion list for web and software
accessibility issues
Subject: [WebAIM] A couple of quick questions about Webinar

I am researching accessible webinar software and services and have a
couple of quick questions.

1. Does anyone know what EASI uses. Their software seems to work fairly
well at least for the archived webcasts?

2. Does anyone know of any accessible webinar software or services that
offer the following features.

Audio/Video feeds - one way or two way. Live or archive captioning?
Screen/Slide sharing - can the content of the slides be accessed using
Accessible chat features.

3. Does anyone have any specific experience with Talking Communities TC
server or TC Community builder.

Our agency has approximately 3000 staff geographically distributed
across the state of Texas and are looking for the ability to conduct
meetings and trainings with people located at multiple geographically
distributed sites. We have a large number of staff who use assistive
technologies including screen readers, screen magnifiers, Braille
displays, video relay, etc. The software needs to allow access for the
presenter and the attendees at the on-line events, thus the
administrative interface and the user interface need to be accessible.


Mike Moore
DARS Accessibility Coordinator
(512) 424-4159