Online or virtual meetings are becoming commonplace when working from home and online. Yet, we find ourselves lacking support for those that are hearing impaired. Let’s review ideas that can help others survive a virtual meeting when they are hearing impaired.
Add-Ons for Virtual Meetings
Purchase add-ons to your virtual meeting platform to make meetings easier for your hearing impaired employees. Such features may include:
Captioning & Speech to Text Software
Many virtual meeting platforms support captioning. They help those who are hearing impaired, but they are helpful for people with visual problems and those who are not native English speakers. Live captioning is often a paid service and only contains a few errors.
Try using the following features to create a better environment for providing captions and speech to text features:
Provide the Right Tools
Set up your employees for success and make access to tools easy, for example:
Suggestions for Virtual Meeting Hosts
Tips for the Hearing Impaired
There are various platforms you can use for your virtual meetings. The most popular ones include Cisco Webex, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Skype. Ideally, try a couple of virtual meeting platforms to see which one best suits your team and your hearing impaired members. Contact us today for more tips and tricks to help you hear better.
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