Re: number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?

chris judge

I find this extremely helpful as well. The older I get the fewer functional cells I have in this hard drive that sits upon my neck. Having a quote from a previous message brings this old boy back on track.


Chris Judge


From: <> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: August 25, 2020 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?


I'm a regular reader of Brian Vogel's posts on this as well as other lists. If he quoted several paragraphs of a person's message or even the entire message itself before posting a response I would agree that this would be problematic for some screen reader users. However, he usually just quotes one or two relevant sentences from the message to which he's responding followed by a hyphen. This is actually helpful as it can provide context as to the subject matter of his posts. If I've missed reading the original message but am curious about the topic this small quote gives me a good idea as to what, specifically, he's going to be writing about. If I'm responding to someone who may be asking several questions in one single message I will also quote each question, with my response below the question. There are several advantages to this method and I feel that this is also acceptable. There are definitely responsible and irresponsible ways to quote. Some are appropriate and can be very helpful. Others are unhelpful and are a waste of bandwidth. I feel that Brian's use of quoting is both responsible and more than acceptable.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

On 8/25/2020 12:08 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 11:50 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:

It is difficult for screen reader users to find where the current post starts.

No, it isn't.  I routinely put a single hyphen, alone, on a line so that those who feel compelled to avoid hearing the tiny amount of material I quote can find where I begin responding.  I post on many blind technology related groups, and it is a very small minority who complain as loudly or as long as you already have.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on

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