moderated Re: GoToMeeting
Walker, Michael E
We have the ADA which states that companies are expected to use accessible IT, however, where I am, it seems that falls through the cracks. I am not sure if that is related to the undue hardship clauses in state and national laws. For my use case, screen sharing is all I would need. My company’s standards are WebEx and Skype for Business. Screen sharing on both of those is accessible enough for me to be able to show when I am logging into a terminal session over SSH with PuTTY, or anything else presented on my computer screen. The question would come down to if the vendor we are working with could change to using Skype for Business or WebEx from GoToMeeting.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of David Griffith
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Subject: Re: GoToMeeting
I was doing some work with West Ham and they tried to use go To Meeting which was totally inaccessible.
In the end they just switched to using Team Viewer as an accessible form of screen sharing was what we wanted to do.
If an application is inaccessible resolving this is not always immediate.
The pressure and censure for inaccessibility should however never fall upon the disabled user who is a victim of careless code which has been inaccessibly implemented without regard for inclusion.
In the UK at least in working with the Public Sector companies are expected to work to a higher standard than this – is this not still the case where you are?
In practice, how hard is it to get an employer to switch to something more accessible? I get answers a lot on mailing lists that just say use something else when something is inaccessible, but you have the problem of being in the minority if you are blind.
Absolutely agree with you. Zoom if your company will do it is by far the best. Beets WebEx as well.
my agency used to use Go To Meeting. But, they discovered that Zoom Meeting was about the same price and completely accessible on any operating system.
I'd encourage your boss to seriously consider Zoom Meeting.
All of the sighted employees like it better as well.
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