|Re: Post COVID accessibility||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Chris Hansen (itschrishansengmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 04:29:20 -0700 (PDT)|
We have done this in our CoHousing when the pandemic first hit, and there were some who couldn't/wouldn't use zoom in their homes and it was spring/summer and the second wave hadnt struck (we have since worked on this and right now everyone zooms on a separate computer for their household). It was quite a lot of work to set up, but this is how we did it: We had - A computer set up in our dining room with -a projector - a screen (although a large LCD screen would do the same job and be quicker to set up) - a soundsystem with - Microphone - Speakers - Chairs in a circle - a chair directly in front of the computer for speakers - A dedicated 'zoom jockey' (me) - A facilitator (we have a tight process of facilitation where only one person speaks at a time). Facilitator was usually on zoom - Sound set up so that there was no feedback through the in-person room When a person wanted to speak and they were on zoom or in-person, they raised hand, and 'zoom jockey' wrote their name in chat. Sometimes a second person helped with this When a person in the in-person room went to speak, they moved to the chair in front of the computer so they could be seen on zoom, or the microphone was brought to them (for a couple of people with mobility issues). We got it down to a reasonably-well-oiled system, although it was a lot of work, and the major challenge was making the full in-person crew visible on camera. This can be done if you have two cameras- one up high that can pan the whole room (although of course it makes everyone pin-head small!), and one on the computer, and a zoom-jockey competent to switch between the two. Mostly we just had the one in front of the computer, so that in-person or on-zoom 'I can see everyone if I look for them' feeling wasn't there. But it worked for the most part. Hope that's helpful On Sun, 25 Apr 2021 at 19:12, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> wrote: > My church switched to discussion/worship for the pandemic and last > summer tried to to do both online and in-person at the same time. > > We could make it so that people who spoke online could be heard by the > in-person folk > OR that the people in-person could be heard by the online folk > BUT not both. > The sound of the voices from online into the room would be picked up > and sent back online and create a very painful loop (not the same as > feedback, but rather echo-echo-echo-echo). > > That said, I'm not an audio engineer, I just am reasonably wise about > wiring different systems together. > I'd love to discover a way to do both. > > Liz > > On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 1:39 PM Allison Tom <allisonrtom [at] gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > This morning's discussion about how zoom makes meetings more accessible > to > > Deaf people and people with hearing impairments and people (like me) with > > other disabilities makes me curious. > > > > I've just realized that I've been assuming that post COVID we will all > > return to in-person meetings and I'll lose access to events and > > conversations I've been able to join over the last year. > > > > Does it have to be that way? I think that trying to have a hybrid > > in-person/zoom meeting could be really difficult. But has anyone tried to > > do that and had success? > > > > Can we use the general awareness that some people who had been excluded > > from in person events have gained access through zoom and other > technology > > to get creative about how we can be included post COVID? > > > > Is anyone else interested in this topic? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Allison Tom > > Driftwood Village Cohousing > > North Vancouver, BC > > Moving in late summer 2021 > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > -- > -Liz > (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill > Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church > Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries > www.elizabethmaemagill.com > 508-450-0431 > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > -- Chris Hansen 32 East Village Drive Burlington Vermont 05401 USA Ph 603 3988730
- Re: Post COVID accessibility, (continued)
- post COVID accessibility Melanie G, April 26 2021
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