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Re: accessible pair programming/screen & keyboard sharing


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Sep 17, 2015 1:08PM


If you just mean being able to share your screen with someone (the
equivalent of them looking over your sholder) I have used Google
Hangouts with some success.
You just have to create a meeting (I do it using Google calendar and
make sure to add a video call URL.. there is a link next to the
location section).
Then I join the meeting, and there is a share link.
When it works you should get a menu with a couple of choices, I always
select "desktop".

It works most of the time, but there are times when I click it but
nothing happens, I am unable to bring up the associated menu. When
taht happens I usually ahve to restart the browser and rejoin.

Microsoft LYnc (now Skype for Business) has a god, and quite reliable,
accessible screen sharing, you can even give control of your
workstation to someone and take it back accessibly. But you usually
have to be in a corporate environment with the whole setup to take

On 9/17/15, <EMAIL REMOVED> < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
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