Re: What are we missing access to in Zoom?


Gene
 

I know well that a program may be very useable even if some aspects of it aren't accessible. Those aspects may be useable by different means, sudch as using the JAWS cursor, screen review in NVEDA, or the touch cursor, object navigation in NVDA. Or those aspects may be acdcessible in ways people generally don't know, such as not being able to see the lights on a modem but being able to see the same information using the modem's web page interface. I may have written my qqquestion in a way that made it seem that I thought some of the program is inaccessible. I didn't mean to do so. I meant to ask if the parts I couldn't find really couldn't be worked with or if there was something I didn't know about how to get access to them. In a later message, I asked if it might be because I don't have an account and one or two answers said that that is the case.

I know from my use of Zoom that it is very useable and accessible in terms of using it in meetings. I didn't know if things like settings and help, which I can't get to no matter what methods I try, were inaccessible or if there was some other reason I couldn't get to them. That is what I meant to ask and I now know that if I had an account, I could get to them.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are we missing access to in Zoom?

The ACB used Zoom exclusively for its national conference. Highly unlikely a
large portion is inaccessible to screen reader users. Just because you can't
find something in a program doesn't mean the program has accessibility
issues.


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-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2020 6:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] What are we missing access to in Zoom?

Although Zoom is generally useable, from the comments of a sighted friend
and from what I've seen in help files and looking around the interface, it
appears that there is a whole pane of Zoom we have no access to. I think we
have access to the left pane, with all the controls and fields users can tab
around to, but I've tried all sorts of navigation methods and one or two
keyboard commands and I can't see, as far as I can tell, anything in the
right pane. the right pane may include a settings opttion, a help option,
and perhaps other things.

What are we missing and is it important enough to contact the Zoom
development or accessibility, whoever is in charge of such things, team
about?

Gene

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