Re: [106attendees] Accessibility for remote participants

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Thu, 21 November 2019 10:42 UTC

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Comments: In-reply-to Dave Lawrence <tale@dd.org> message dated "Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:47:02 -0500."
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Dave Lawrence <tale@dd.org> wrote:
    >> I’ve been to other meetings that have live transcription which
    >> actually I find useful (as a native speaker) since I can look at the
    >> screen and catch things that I missed as well.

    > While I agree very much that it is tremendously useful at RIPE, their
    > logistics are somewhat different.  While I don't know the specifics of
    > how they manage it, one obvious difference is that they have far fewer
    > parallel things going on during each session, and I believe the
    > transcription services are only happening in the main room.

I think that we need to get there, but it will take awhile to work out the
budgets and logistics, and having enough transcriptionists trained in our
esoteric vocabularies.
But, I think that it is something we should ask the IETF LLC to figure out.

    > I'd love to see it, as professional transcriptionists have a skill
    > that to me seems superhuman and personally unachievable.  I fear
    > though that the practical obstacles to it are large.


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