Re: Deaf members
From: Shari Hirst (sharihirst13gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 09:10:02 -0700 (PDT)
We have a member at Sand River Cohousing that has hearing problems, and uses a 
hearing aide.  She is able to understand zoom meetings better and asks 
pertinent questions.  I don’t understand why she is able to understand better 
on zoom than in person.  I would appreciate your comments.

Shari Hirst

> On Apr 25, 2021, at 10:02 AM, Allison Tom <allisonrtom [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> So very many things are more accessible to those of us with disabilities
> with zoom. I'm certainly looking forward to a more normal life, should that
> day ever come, but I know that in person meetings will return and my access
> will diminish.
> 
> Allison Tom
> 
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 12:50 AM Fiona Frank <fionafrank [at] gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
>> Good call! Or. you can get people to take it on turns to type captions
>> which are more accurate .
>> 
>> On Sunday, 25 April 2021, Hafidha Sofia <hafidhaao [at] gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> A frequent feedback we’ve heard since the pandemic is that with almost
>> all
>>> meetings switched to Zoom platform, those who are hard of hearing have
>>> reporter improved access to conversations and proceedings. They can hear
>>> and follow the flows of meetings much better.
>>> 
>>> This reminds me: Zoom now has artificial intelligence closed captioning
>>> (they call it “Live Transcription”) for all Pro accounts now. It has to
>> be
>>> enabled in the Settings on the Zoom account; under “Settings,” find
>> Closed
>>> Captions setting and make sure to tick the button that enables “Live
>>> Transcription.”
>>> 
>>> Then, during meetings, the host has to turn on Live Transcriptions.
>>> 
>>> Those AI transcriptions aren’t always accurate but they can help folks
>>> follow along with what’s being said.
>>> 
>>> Hafidha
>>> Songaia Cohousing
>>> Washington State, USA
>>> 
>>>> On Apr 24, 2021, at 1:31 PM, Dean smith via Cohousing-L <
>>> cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I’m wondering if other cohousings have deaf members and how they get
>>> along.
>>>> 
>>>> Dean Smith
>>>> Sunnyside Village Cohousing
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from Dean’s iPhone
>>>> 
>>>> 
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