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Going into this conference I was a bit pessimistic (see earlier posting on this subject) and I was not pleasantly surprised...sigh. This conference on disability and work provided ASL interpreter and a small closed caption screen, but essentially I didn't hear any of the speakers.
I don't read sign language and so depend on either closed captioning or being able to lipread. It was a large room and the closed caption screen was a TV near the stage. Only the very front tables could see it and nothing was done to reserve those seats for people who needed them.
Although there was someone videoing the entire conference and two large screen on either side of the stage, they never showed the live feed. It really helps to be able to lipread but instead they left the sponsor boards up the entire time.
So was it a useful conference? I don't actually know. We broke into table discussions frequently and I can't hear well enough to participate in them.
Finally there was a sticker system to recognize why people were there. Different colours if you were an employer, union rep, a person with a disability, etc. The disability sticker was white on a white name tag (I drew a circle around mine). That one actually made me giggle - it seemed to go with the rest of the blunders and lack of sensitivity shown by the event planners.