Good afternoon, this is your captioner. I'll do a test of the captions now for the meeting.
I'll check both outputs
*Captions are ready.
Thanks we see you Erik
Did the IT department for Alaska implement the Microsoft remote desktop feature for their staff?
Hi I'm how are counselors able or not able to work with those that have a need for other types of communication such as deaf blind, or people with cognitive disabilities?
Are counselors aware of/using the scanning functions on their smart phones to scan documents to be sent or uploaded to their case management systems?
Are these same technologies being used for service coordinators, etc?
thank you for the questions - keep them coming - we'll try to get to all of them as we go! we may get a couple in in between - but most will come after the panel addresses all 4 questions -
Yes, our IT department created the RDP link for all VR staff.
what have you done for your staff that are hard of hearing or deaf?
In Minnesota for Deaf/HH staff we are using ZOOM for meetings with on demand interpreters, also using Microsoft Teams as captioning is available
In Alaska, we have an ASL interpreter on staff who interprets for our deaf staff as well as clients. She links in to all meetings in which her services are needed.
Zoom has had an issue with delays. Has this created any issues?
what about communication for those that need tactual sign language?
any issues that you can disucss regarding Microsoft teams regarding the use of interpreters or any closed captioning drag?
meaning multiple interpreters being used at the same time for different Deaf/HH staff? can all interpreters be on at the same time?
Office Lens has the capability to convert a document from an image to PDF. I have been using this.
will the chat box also be on your web site as I can't watch the CC and the Chat at the same time.
Personally, Teams has less lag time than Zoom, but we also have gotomeeting accounts that we can use as well. Often times the lag time depends more on the individual's home internet situation
Florida has successfully been using Microsoft Teams for all our local meetings. I have had well over 15 on at the same time with interpreters signing and we didn't have any glitches. Just requires some preplanning to make sure everyone connects and the accommodations are in place.
Cassie Richard - OR-B
A few of my coworkers and I have been doing Zoom lunches once a week like we would be having lunch in the office. So helpful.
will be very interested in knowing what new types of training ideas you come up with. We are going through the same issues. How to convert 18-20 hours of in person tarining into webinars. exactly!!
Allison, do you also use teams for larger statewide webinars for staff?
Go-to-Meetings is typically used for a much larger training/webinar. However, we are utilizing Teams more and more.
Excellent Webinar. Great information. Thank you.