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Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 
Edited

Zoom users -

I experienced this for the first time the other day. This is informational only and does NOT necessarily pose a threat to your meeting.

You may have a registrant to your meeting ask for permission to use an AI bot to take the meeting notes. In this case, the program is Beulr, but I am sure there are other programs that work similarly. Zoom is aware of Beulr and similar programs. Beulr was on Shark Tank. I may try it to see how it works. I want to let others know what to expect if they experience a similar program asking for access to the meeting. 

  • The bot cannot access the meeting without a registrant granted admission.
  • A notification will appear announcing the now attendee wishes permission to use the program to record notes - something like an AI secretary. 
  • You can grant or deny permission.

UPDATE: Clarification from Zoom - the AI bot will exit the meeting with the attendee.

Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom Chat New Admin email received today #zoom

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

Thanks Alan, for clarifying what impact the Zoom version 5.10.0 had, I found your answer reassuring. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter


Re: Hybrid Meetings on Zoom #zoom, #hybrid meetings #hybrid

Denise Korman
 

Hi Alan,
Thank you for the information. I was hoping to learn hardware and software details for setting up and managing hybrid meetings.
I guess I didn't miss much 
Thank  you again.
Denise


On Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 1:53 AM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
<akatsura@...> wrote:
Hi Denise

Zoom is supposed to send a link to the video to attendees. I will share it here. I did not find the type of information I was looking for. That is not to say the webinar did not contain helpful info. It dealt with presenting the hybrid meeting and not the hardware and software setup. The problem in attacking hybrid setups so much depends on the equipment the facility has and what you have access to. You want to try to avoid purchasing any equipment until you are sure about going forward with hybrid meetings. Captioning adds a dimension that articles do not cover. I have found this YouTube channel helpful.
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid Meetings on Zoom #zoom, #hybrid meetings #hybrid

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi Denise

Zoom is supposed to send a link to the video to attendees. I will share it here. I did not find the type of information I was looking for. That is not to say the webinar did not contain helpful info. It dealt with presenting the hybrid meeting and not the hardware and software setup. The problem in attacking hybrid setups so much depends on the equipment the facility has and what you have access to. You want to try to avoid purchasing any equipment until you are sure about going forward with hybrid meetings. Captioning adds a dimension that articles do not cover. I have found this YouTube channel helpful.
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom Chat New Admin email received today #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi Jaynie

I updated to version 5.10.0. I received the update message when I logged into my admin section. I think Zoom rearranged parts of the administration section of the menu. I am unaware of any changes to the meeting settings. Live streaming is now available on YouTube and Twitch. Any reference to Zoom Chat does not affect our meetings. Zoom Chat is an additional feature marketed by Zoom - similar to a video call. It has nothing to do with the chat feature in Zoom Meetings. You can review the latest update log.
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid Meetings on Zoom #zoom, #hybrid meetings #hybrid

Denise Korman
 

I missed this webinar.Will it be available again? Or, will it be on YouTube?
Thank you for your help.
Denise Scheppe


On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 2:58 PM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
<akatsura@...> wrote:

This webinar may have relevance for some chapters.

Delivering Your Best Hybrid Meeting

 Join Zoom experts on March 23 at 1 pm PT as they walk you through how to leverage valuable meeting features to keep attendees engaged no matter where they are located.

Save my Spot

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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Hybrid Meetings on Zoom #zoom, #hybrid meetings #hybrid

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

This webinar may have relevance for some chapters.

Delivering Your Best Hybrid Meeting

 Join Zoom experts on March 23 at 1 pm PT as they walk you through how to leverage valuable meeting features to keep attendees engaged no matter where they are located.

Save my Spot

--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hearing Loops and Transportation Article

jeandraths@...
 

Great article.  I will share this with my hearing loss group.  

One quick question about looping a cab. . . I assume there is a microphone on the dash and copper wiring in the back seat of the vehicle?

Jean Draths


On Mar 12, 2022, at 9:37 AM, Stephen O. Frazier <hlaanm@...> wrote:


Hi All - There have been shorter pieces elsewhere but the Jan/Feb issue of TR News, the transportation industry magazine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, has a new and much more detailed article of mine on the growing presence of hearing loops in the transportation industry.
 
For anyone who might find the article helpful in their advocacy, the magazine was delayed and is still at the printer but the article is posted at my website (www.sofnabq.com).
 
The endorsement of hearing loop technology by Amtrak, the Port Authority of NY and NJ and other entities bodes well for the continued growth in the availability of hearing loops for travelers.
 
Regards,
 
 
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
                               Please support the
   GET IN THE HEARING LOOP
                               campaign of the
  Hearing Loss Association of America
 
 

 
            
 
              
 

--
Jean Draths


Hearing Loops and Transportation Article

Stephen O. Frazier
 

Hi All - There have been shorter pieces elsewhere but the Jan/Feb issue of TR News, the transportation industry magazine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, has a new and much more detailed article of mine on the growing presence of hearing loops in the transportation industry.
 
For anyone who might find the article helpful in their advocacy, the magazine was delayed and is still at the printer but the article is posted at my website (www.sofnabq.com).
 
The endorsement of hearing loop technology by Amtrak, the Port Authority of NY and NJ and other entities bodes well for the continued growth in the availability of hearing loops for travelers.
 
Regards,
 
 
Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 
   
                 
                               Please support the
   GET IN THE HEARING LOOP
                               campaign of the
  Hearing Loss Association of America
 
 

 
            
 
              
 


Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Louise Smith
 

WOW!!  Hope that works!!

Louise Smith


On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 2:55 PM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:

I did write and request a Roger Pen to be added to the Lending Library...and I included Dr. Cliff's video on the Roger Pen.
I got such a nice reply that I need to share it with you all!
Here is Vance's reply!

I will pass this info on to our lending libraries throughout the US.

 

Vance Dhooge

Senior Application Developer

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

1020 S. Spring St.

Springfield, IL 62704

217-522-7985

vdhooge@...

 
Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington
Resident Council Rep & 
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

 


I did write and request a Roger Pen to be added to the Lending Library...and I included Dr. Cliff's video on the Roger Pen.
I got such a nice reply that I need to share it with you all!
Here is Vance's reply!

I will pass this info on to our lending libraries throughout the US.

 

Vance Dhooge

Senior Application Developer

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

1020 S. Spring St.

Springfield, IL 62704

217-522-7985

vdhooge@...

 
Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington
Resident Council Rep & 
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

 

Thanks Mary for the suggestion. I just requested that our Lending Library purchase a Roger Pen, for the Washington State program...as they also do not offer the Roger Pen for lending...and I did mention that Florida State had one (smile). Thanks for the suggestion!

I had purchased one and agree with Dr. Cliff Olson, "Best Hearing Accessary Ever" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gogi4sqzThg&t=11s


Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington
Resident Council Rep & 
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Carolyn M. - Texas
 

That is definitely doable. The equipment that they have for people with hearing loss seems to either be "old" technology (ie ubi-duo) or it is technology designed for situations that do not require the person to move around (ie.Pocket talker and Conversor Pro). The thing is that we (hard of hearing) people need to contact them (as Mary suggested) and point out what devices people with hearing loss can actually use in their daily life. Find out how they are funded and do not take No for an answer. 

Possible approach to getting new equipment for your local ACT demonstration Center. 

You may want to get a guest speaker come to speak to your group on grassroots organizing/lobbying. 
Make initial contact with the demonstration center in your area
Find out if they have funding and how they are funded and how they decide what equipment to purchase
Ask them to send you a list of all the equipment that would help people with hearing loss
Decide on two or three pieces of equipment you would suggest for purchase. 
Plan on follow up visits to see if they really followed through. If they don't, then find out who the next higher person is to contact OR contact your local legislative rep. (if necessary). 

I hope you are successful in getting what you need for your class. 

regards, 
Carolyn McMahon

"You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results."  
                                                                                                                               Mahatma Gandhi 







On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 1:05 PM Louise Smith <lsmith77025@...> wrote:
GOOD LUCK!!  Would be a GREAT project if it could be accomplished.

Louise Smith


On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 2:48 PM Carolyn McMahon via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <ccolley2=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
I noticed that the Texas ACT doesn’t really have too much equipment for people with hearing loss. I that it would be a great HLAA chapter advocacy project to contact the local ACT demonstration office and lobby for more useful assistive technology for people with hearing loss. What I would assume they usually do is buy technology that works for both Deaf and hard of hearing. We need to let them know that those groups are not the same group. 

Good luck, 




Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Cheri Perazzoli WA
 


Hello Debbie and All,
What a great resource this group is! 

Wonderful ideas-

WATAP has the Washington state technology contract. https://watap.org/
Please check back for future updates and do not hesitate to contact us via 800-214-8731or watap@....

When I founded Loop Seattle, I saw they did not offer much in the way of hearing technology. I was told they do not receive many requests for hearing technology demonstrations. At my request, they upgraded their selection and included a few counter hearing loops. All this to say, I think it’s worth a call because they just might add Roger pens to the mix. 

Also, our local HSDC will set up a hearing loop for meetings. I’m not sure the martial arts class would qualify or that this type of loop would be appropriate for this setting. However, HSDC does offer other assistive technology and they might be willing to let you try a Roger pen. 
Also HSDC offers advocacy services and they may be willing to do a zoom call with you and your instructors. https://www.hsdc.org/

Cheri Perazzoli




On Mar 8, 2022, at 11:05 AM, Louise Smith via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <lsmith77025=gmail.com@...> wrote:


GOOD LUCK!!  Would be a GREAT project if it could be accomplished.

Louise Smith


On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 2:48 PM Carolyn McMahon via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <ccolley2=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
I noticed that the Texas ACT doesn’t really have too much equipment for people with hearing loss. I that it would be a great HLAA chapter advocacy project to contact the local ACT demonstration office and lobby for more useful assistive technology for people with hearing loss. What I would assume they usually do is buy technology that works for both Deaf and hard of hearing. We need to let them know that those groups are not the same group. 

Good luck, 




Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Louise Smith
 

GOOD LUCK!!  Would be a GREAT project if it could be accomplished.

Louise Smith


On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 2:48 PM Carolyn McMahon via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <ccolley2=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
I noticed that the Texas ACT doesn’t really have too much equipment for people with hearing loss. I that it would be a great HLAA chapter advocacy project to contact the local ACT demonstration office and lobby for more useful assistive technology for people with hearing loss. What I would assume they usually do is buy technology that works for both Deaf and hard of hearing. We need to let them know that those groups are not the same group. 

Good luck, 




Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Carolyn McMahon
 

I noticed that the Texas ACT doesn’t really have too much equipment for people with hearing loss. I that it would be a great HLAA chapter advocacy project to contact the local ACT demonstration office and lobby for more useful assistive technology for people with hearing loss. What I would assume they usually do is buy technology that works for both Deaf and hard of hearing. We need to let them know that those groups are not the same group. 

Good luck, 




Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Mary Jarrett
 

Try calling them. They may be willing to buy a Roger pen or lapel mic if you explain how many people with hearing loss would find trials of these devices would be helpful. since they provide AT for all types of disabilities, it can be difficult for their staff to know what each disability needs. Tell them Florida has the Roger Pen and it is in strong demand. (I’m on the Board of Directors).

On Mar 7, 2022, at 4:44 PM, Louise Smith <lsmith77025@...> wrote:

Interesting.  Texas has NOTHING in the remote microphone category.
I cannot find ANYTHING with their search engine.

Louise Smith


On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 3:09 PM Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:
Here is a link to find your local assistive technology loan program.

https://catada.info/state.html



Mary Jarrett
(904) 635-6660 (call or text)




Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Louise Smith
 

Interesting.  Texas has NOTHING in the remote microphone category.
I cannot find ANYTHING with their search engine.

Louise Smith


On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 3:09 PM Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:
Here is a link to find your local assistive technology loan program.

https://catada.info/state.html


Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

D Brooks
 

Hi Debbie,

One idea that comes to mind that is cheap is to have a person that is standing by to repeat back to you via your mini mic what the Senseis says?  That's about the easiest solution I can think of where nothing will get damaged or dig into your pockets.  Or have the person giving the commands not be the person you are practicing with.  Ideally this person will be near by giving the commands and not placing the mini mic in any danger.

Another option that will cost some money is to lay a temporary room loop under the mat.  If the room already has a PA just tie the loop into that sound system and use the house portable mic.  If there is no PA system in the library or room you are in you will also need to spend more money on a Portable mic/transmitter and mix mixer.  You would be using your t-coil with this idea.

Last option I can think of that may be inexpensive is to use a bluetooth wireless 2 in 1 adapter by Aisidra.  Amazon has them for less than $40.  This would be an easy wireless solution especially if your mini mic happens to have a 3.5mm headphone jack like mine.  If so, what you do is buy two of these adapters and plug one in your mini mic in "receiving mode" and the other in a cheap wireless mic that has a 3.5mm output on it and put another adapter in that in "transmitter mode."  Pair the two adapters to each other prior to setting it up like I just said.  Doing this basically will make both devices bluetooth or "smart" and will communicate with each other.  (paired)  I added a link below so you can learn more about how it works. 

     
Best Always,
Dan

Daniel Brooks
HLAA New York State Association
Immediate Past President

"The mission of HLAA New York State Association is to make hearing loss a statewide concern, promoting self-help while addressing access, advocacy, and education."

HLAA Rochester Chapter 
Vice President

Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2)
Co-Chair

Cell/text: 585-704-8191
HLAA NYSA Website: https://hearinglossnys.org/
HLAA Rochester Chapter Website: www.hearinglossrochester.org
HL2 Website: http://www.HL2.urmc.edu 



On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 3:55 PM Debra Pearson via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <pearsond12345=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
I am taking a trial period to see if I want to join a martial arts class to learn self-defense. I have hearing aids with both blue tooth and tcoil. The dojo room makes voices sound hollow and it is sometimes hard to decode sounds into words. I am not yet real familiar with the class terminology so that makes fewer context clues. I thought of using a clip-on-microphone to pair with my phonak hearing aids as a HAT but the senseis' movements can be so very active and fast that I would think the mic would fall off or be accidentally knocked off, hitting someone in the process or get stepped on. Neither the local library nor my audiologist have clip on mics for loan. My audiologist will sell me one for $300.00 plus tax. My budget says that is too steep for a trial period. The senseis know I have some hearing loss and am a beginning student so they are patient with me. Does anybody have related experience and advise? - Debbie


Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?

Mary Jarrett
 

Here is a link to find your local assistive technology loan program.

https://catada.info/state.html

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