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Re: alternative teleconferencing service for the symposia

From: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:13:45 +0200
Message-ID: <CALf9uGDptFwFGtytoOXShYwJAq35mYOrn11H3rKhO0g4BwwDdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Looks promising!

Perhaps we could have some sort fall back protocol to the old system,
if this, or whatever new one we choose, fails pre or mid call?

cheers,
+peter

On 23 August 2012 09:52, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> wrote:
> Dear RDWG,
>
> We previously agreed to look around for other teleconferencing service for
> the symposia, as we can only get limited number of lines for Zakim and these
> are regularly fully booked within less than 24 hours.
>
> I've done some research and identified several candidate services but
> currently this service seems to be the most promising:
>  - <http://www.freeconferencecalling.com/>
>
> Apparently many of these services work by re-routing the calls through
> specific providers and getting a share from that but there should be no
> additional direct or indirect costs (or ads) for the callers.
>
> Some reviews talk about occasional reduced audio quality (which may be
> related to the re-routing) and that some providers (especially online
> providers like Google Voice) sometimes block some of these services.
>
> Anyone have experiences with these? Other thoughts or considerations?
>
> Otherwise I would suggest to have one of the coming RDWG meetings using this
> service to try it out before we use it for a public symposium...
>
> Regards,
>   Shadi
>
> --
> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
> Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
> Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
> Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
>
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