Re: Post COVID accessibility
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 16:11:54 -0700 (PDT)
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.


On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 1:39 PM Allison Tom <allisonrtom [at]> 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
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(The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries

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