Sunday, May 29, 2011

Creative webinar attendee - deafness is no obstacle with iwrelay.com

DearREADERS,
This past week's webinar caught the attention of a very motivated genealogist who shared this screen shot of how the webinar looked on her computer using iwrelay.com, a signing service for the deaf. This is the first time Ol' Myrt here has seen this service in action.

I recognized Debbe Hagner on the webinar attendee list as an accredited genealogist, from my old Florida days. She works hard to assist genealogists where she lives just north of Tampa.


Shown below on the extreme left are icons on Debbe's desktop, in the middle is Debbe's view of my computer screen during the webinar (where I explained how I scheduled a webinar using GoToWebinar.com). On the right is the iwrelay.com screen, with the interpreter's video stream, and Debbe's shoulder in the extreme right side of that window. (She minimized it on purpose.)

Debbe's feedback stated her only problem was when  I went to a "full screen" on my computer it obscured her view of the interpreter. I'll have to keep that in mind in the future.



Those who are interested in the signing service, be sure to visit http://cloud.iwrelay.com/index.php.


Debbe also shared a link to her article "How I Got Hooked on Genealogy" in the AG® News and Views Winter 2010. The newsletter is published by  ICapGen, the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Debbe's article begins on page 5. 

THANKS, Debbe, for sharing. This technology is amazing -- opening up worlds of information for
those with hearing impairment.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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