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accessible pair programming/screen & keyboard sharing


From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Sep 17, 2015 1:01PM

To the amazing WebAIM brain trust:

Does anyone have any good solutions for accessible bidirectional screen sharing, preferably optimized for pair programming?

Since I know bidirectional screen sharing can be a real challenge with screen readers, I will admit that while a general-purpose solution would be fantastic, honestly I would just settle for one that works for my particular use case (keyboard/voice). Some people in my office are bouncing around the idea of using Screenhero, which seems to be an unusable black box as far as accessibility is concerned. I don't want to be a naysayer shouting down the use of a new tool which would enable improved programming practice; I'd really like to be able to suggest a viable solution. Right now I'm in the all-too-common, always-degrading position of realizing my coworkers are about to start collaborating in a way that I won't be able to participate in.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Deborah Kaplan