[Athen] Accessible live chat

Deborah Armstrong armstrongdeborah at fhda.edu
Fri Oct 18 13:40:27 PDT 2019

Zoom would also be accessible to the dragon user because it uses your “communications device” rather than your “microphone” so you could talk to Dragon and Zoom separately if you do some configuration. Zoom understands your mic may not be your “communications device”. Many other live chat programs don’t!

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Depends on exactly what you need. Zoom is pretty accessible, as far as using a screen reader is concerned. It's primarily for conferencing, but it incorporates live chatting features via the keyboard.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:07 AM Weber-Hottleman, Kathryn <k.weberhottleman at uconn.edu<mailto:k.weberhottleman at uconn.edu>> wrote:

Can anyone recommend an accessible live chat? We’re currently using Tawk.to, but it is not keyboard accessible.


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