[Athen] Scribe for meetings

Bossley, Peter A. bossley.5 at osu.edu
Thu Jun 24 17:57:54 PDT 2021

Ohio State has purchased this. One big benefit over just sending slides in advance is that the software monitors the meeting and advances the slides for screen reader users as well, keeping them updated with the content that is currently being displayed in the Zoom shared screen.

It really is a neat little piece of technology, although it should be noted that content authors really should still be paying attention to the accessibility of their slides; if the slideshow is poorly structured or images are badly labelled the usefulness of the automated technology is limited in the ways you would expect.

[The Ohio State University]
Peter Bossley
Deputy ADA Coordinator
ADA Coordinator's Office - Office of Institutional Equity
260 Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
614-688-3028 Office
bossley.5 at osu.edu<mailto:bossley.5 at osu.edu> / ada.osu.edu<http://ada.osu.edu/>

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This four-minute marketing presentation:
Scribe for Meetings: 4-minute mini-webinar - YouTube<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH4a4UaEwXg__;!!KGKeukY!m8F50LY5-AwmfncFA8s6XPyQkO7WwcU48DKId7-TjkBQfHcMYse9tu-iY2ZqrJ4bVA$>

Explains the product, which converts slides shared in meetings to accessible presentations.

Has anyone used the product? It seems to me that simply sending the powerPoint file ahead of time to any print-disabled person would work as well, but maybe I'm missing something. For example, the end user needs to know how to pull up a slide show. And this product claims to describe the graphics as well, something that JAWS can do with extra steps.

I will in July be presenting on a panel discussion with the company's owner and I'm curious what people think of his products. They also do other forms of remediation for alternate media.


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