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Re: Accessible Webinar / Meeting products?

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From: Whitney Quesenbery
Date: Dec 17, 2014 10:29AM


I've run usability sessions with participants using screen readers using
GoToMeeting, and they have been able to use the control panel.

In presentations, it's been especially helpful to post URLs of pages we're
discussing so that people can bring up pages on their own systems.

It does not have the "robust" environment that Connect does, but is also a
lot simpler. I've found that using Twitter #hashtags is a good way to have
a concurrent conversation stream in GTM.

One big value to GoToMeeting is how easy it is to choose the full online
experience (using either embedded or VOIP audio) or to simply dial in to
the audio. I now use it routinely as my conference service for this reason
(and because once you've paid for the subscription, using it more drops the
cost-per-use.)

I've seen bluejeans, but it does not seem to be available outside of
education.

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Karl Groves < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> LucidMeetings is really great. Unfortunately it isn't really
> conducive to the Webinar/ presentation type paradigm, but rather
> really excels at actual meetings, whereas something like GoToMeeting
> fits a more hybrid model
>
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Jim Allan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Do Lucid or Bluejeans have a live captioning facility? We have been using
> > Adobe Connect because we can add a 3rd party captioner to the steam.
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Here's another positive vote for Bluejeans, though it may only be
> >> affordable at the enterprise, i.e. higher ed./commercial sectors. Maybe
> >> that'll change, eventually.
> >>
> >> I was even able to share my screen with sighted folks with JFW running.
> >>
> >> If folks on this list have been contributing to Bluejeans' success by
> >> providing feedback, kudos to you, too.
> >>
> >> I'm very impressed! [screen reader experience, only, at least to date.]
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Jennifer
> >>
> >>
> >> > >> > >> > >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > [image: http://www.tsbvi.edu] <http://www.tsbvi.edu>;Jim Allan,
> > Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
> > Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> > 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
> > voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
> > "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
> > > > > > >
>
>
> --
>
> Karl Groves
> www.karlgroves.com
> @karlgroves
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/karlgroves
> Phone: +1 410.541.6829
>
> Modern Web Toolsets and Accessibility
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uq6Db47-Ks
>
> www.tenon.io
> > > >