moderated Re: GoToMeeting

Ari Damoulakis

Unfortunately, unless something has changed, GTM is really not usable
with JAWS. I missed an event I wanted to attend because of this. I
couldn't even get into it or hear it.
JAWS just seemed as if it wouldn't interact with the interface at all.
Since it's for your work, this is not a great situation, but let's
hope your colleagues will be understanding and make some sort of
adjustment for you.

On 2/20/20, Richard Turner via Groups.Io
<> wrote:
When my agency discovered that the cost was pretty much the same with Zoom
Meeting as it was with Go To Meeting, they switched fairly quickly.
I'd find out what their cost is for how many people, and then get the price
from Zoom Meeting and submit a request.
Even if it were a few dollars more, the fact that it does everything better
than other platforms, even for the sighted, they may decide to switch"
It certainly will not be a "hardship" for them to do it, since Zoom Meeting
is so bloody simple.

"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with
-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane

On Feb 20, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Glenn / Lenny <>

I think all employers are always worried that a minority or disabled
employee may file a complaint on such things, so even though you might not
ever do such a thing, I think going to the boss and offering a better
solution would give them reason to switch.
And your boss should let "go to meeting" know that they switched for reasons
of lack of accessibility.
That is the sort of information that will cause software creators to
consider accessibility from the start.

----- Original Message -----
From: Walker, Michael E<>
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: GoToMeeting

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.

<<>> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: GoToMeeting

Absolutely agree with you. Zoom if your company will do it is by far the
best. Beets WebEx as well.

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: GoToMeeting

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.

"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with
-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane

On Feb 20, 2020, at 8:39 AM, Milton Ota
<<>> wrote:

If the Administrator of the conference has enabled you to join the meeting
via a regular phone or the app on an iDevice, your should be able to join
the conference using the meeting ID.

Using the app on an iPhone is very accessible. You will be able to see who
has join the meeting and if they want to all see you when you talk, you need
to have your camera enabled and screen curtin turned off. You might also
want to turn Do Not Disturbed Mode On.


<<>> On Behalf Of Walker, Michael
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:42 AM
Subject: GoToMeeting


I need to join an online meeting for work. It is hosted using GoToMeeting.
GoToMeeting’s customer service said they do not have any information on
using it with JAWS 2019. There was no information on GoToMeeting’s website
either. Have you ever used it? How well does it work?

Thank you,

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