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Re: using IRC for EO meeting ?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 16:16:50 +0100
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
To: pierre.guillou@snv.jussieu.fr
Message-Id: <39310F58-9E7B-11D7-B028-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


do we have anyone who regularly drives during conference calls?
I am always also asking for IRC, it is very helpful for me.
it helps avoid typos in URIs for one, and should help the minute taker.
only one person can speak, but many can type, and most can read as well.
I'd like it for every conference call.



On Friday, June 13, 2003, at 08:56  am, Pierre GUILLOU wrote:

> Dear all,
> I think I've already asked you if using IRC channel in the EO meetings
> could improve understanding and so communication for some of us (you 
> know
> who I mean :-) ... but I ask again.
> I used 2 days ago IceChat (http://www.icechat.net/) for a
> EuroAccessibility phone meeting. We had a phone meeting through a phone
> platform (like the EO meetings) and on side we were all connected to an
> IRC server.
> As some people type faster than light speed (WAI training ?), all
> participants could read on line and on time what everyone said: it is 
> no
> more than the minutes typing by someone (like the EO meetings). At the 
> end
> of the meeting, you juste make a "Copy and Paste" action and you keep 
> the
> minutes (waiting for the official ones with a summary of decisions 
> taken).
> I can tell you that for people who are not native English speaker, it 
> is
> WONDERFUL. I know that one topic could be : is there an accessible IRC
> interface somewhere ? If not, I'm sure it is not so hard to develop.
> Reading English is much easier than listening.
> best,
> Pierre GUILLOU
> Accessibilité du Web
> Association BrailleNet
> www.braillenet.org
> www.accessiweb.org
> www.euroaccessibility.org
> tel: +33 (0) 1 44 27 26 25
> pierre.guillou@snv.jussieu.fr
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