Is Web Conferencing Software Ready for the Big Time? Accessible ITBy Peters, Tom; Bell, Lori; Computers in Libraries, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 32-35
Publication Date: February 2006
Paper focuses on the accessibility of online web conferencing software. Two specific programs are highlighted: (1) the tcConference System from Talking Communities, and (2) Elluminate Live! from Elluminate. The tcConference System provides web co-browsing, and allows the user to upload and display PowerPoint presentation. Users can also record online events in formats such as Windows Media Audio. In addition, people with visual disabilities can navigate through the system via keystrokes and screen reader software. Elluminate Live! Provides keystroke alternatives to all menus, and is compatible with all major screen reader programs. Elluminate claims that the product is compliant with Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act, and is also compliant with the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. Future advances in accessible web conferencing software are discussed.
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