|Re: Post COVID accessibility||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Noel Rosenberg (noelmosaic-commons.org)|
|Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 13:18:28 -0700 (PDT)|
I have done hybrid meetings in both work and volunteer contexts for several years. The only way I have seen hybrid meetings work well involved the following: * a dedicated sound crew to handle both in-room and remote audio * everyone in the room was required to use a microphone 100% of the time when speaking * remote people "raised their hands" to speak via the text chat * one person in the room (who was not the facilitator) was dedicated to monitoring the text chat for comments/questions/requests to speak Yes, this requires some extra planning, and some people comfortable enough with the tech to handle the audio setup pre-meeting. It also requires good facilitation to make sure that only one person is speaking at a time. -Noel Mosaic Commons, MA On Sun, 25 Apr 2021, Diana Carroll wrote: | I haven't tried doing hybrid online/in person meetings specifically in the | context of accessibility (or cohousing) but I've done plenty in a business | context and it's pretty awful. My experience is that the online people get | left out because you have to specifically make time for them to talk due to | lag, because people speak more clearly automatically when online, and for | several other reasons. I don't really have major hearing issues, but I can | rarely hear/understand/participate in hybrid meetings. I can only imagine | it would be worse for people with legit hearing issues. | | It is possible that with great care they would work, but so far, I haven;t | figured out how to make that happen. | | Diana | mosaic commons, MA | | 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
- Re: Post COVID accessibility, (continued)
- Re: Post COVID accessibility Noel Rosenberg, April 25 2021
- Re: Post COVID accessibility Chris Hansen, April 26 2021
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