W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-wai-rd@w3.org > August 2012

Re: alternative teleconferencing service for the symposia

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:16:36 +0200
Message-ID: <50364954.2000200@w3.org>
To: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
CC: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Yes, for sure. We'll discuss logistics in one of the next meetings.

Best,
   Shadi


On 23.8.2012 14:13, Peter Thiessen wrote:
> 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)
>>
>
>

-- 
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)
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:17:08 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:17:09 GMT