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


Pamela Dominguez
 

How are you supposed to find the hyphen unless you turn on say all punctuation? Pam.

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From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?

Hi all,

At least we know now to look for the hyphen. I would respectfully
suggest that if Brian encounters any more flack for his way of posting,
he merely say that if one looks for the hyphen on the blank line, all
is made clear. It's amazing what having information can accomplish.

Ann P.


Original message:

Hi Pam,
I know the majority of people prefer the response to be at the top of the message; this is especially true of blind persons.
Let’s be ok knowing that bottom posters are a small minority, on this list and most others.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: August 26, 2020 1:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?
I like the message being replies to to be underneath, not a quote from the previous message in the current message. Pam.
From: chris judge <mailto:chrisjudge1967@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?
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
JAWS Certified, 2020 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: August 25, 2020 7:02 PM
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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
www.DavidGoldfield.org <http://www.DavidGoldfield.org>
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.
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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.
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