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My Next iPad Experiment: Using Proloquo2Go to Conduct Interviews

Filed under: Living with a disability — by at 7:13 pm on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I’m frantically working on my two presentations:

i am really looking forward to both conferences because, after working in the web accessibility field for thirteen years, I am finally going to meet many of my mentors, colleagues and possibly even competitors. I’m looking forward to soaking up even more of their expertise, and to sharing latest best practices, techniques and frustrations.

Amidst drafting the presentations and preparing for my trip, I began wondering how I could possibly capture some of this knowledge, expertise and insights to share with my Blog Accessibility readers.

An idea struck…

My interveiw questions in the Proloquo2Go app In the Proloquo2Go app, I have prepared various interview questions,  which will enable me pick and choose which questions to ask (via text-to-speech) during the interview. And…I could record the interview using the movie setting on my camera, mounted on my scooter using the Gorilla tripod.

The result may not be a smooth flowing conversation, but rather a bumpy Q&A session. But that’s okay, right?

What’s amazing isn’t the technology to do it; it’s the confidence to try it. I wouldn’t have felt confident to give this a try a few years ago; I’m definitely on some kind of journey…final destination still unknown.

Will this iPad experiment work? Stay tuned…

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Comment by Lorelle

February 18, 2011 @ 10:48 am

This is brilliant! What an amazing positive use of technology.

Be sure and include some comedy responses, just in case your snark is naturally unleashed! Oh, yeah, I don’t have to remind you of that. 😀

This is such a mind flip. You not only have to prepare your presentations but you have to prepare the Jeopardy responses to go with them.

What an amazing amount of work. I can’t wait to hear the results! You continue to break the rules and set the bar high, my friend. Wow.

Comment by Glenda

February 18, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

Thanks Lorelle. Adding the questions within Proloquo2Go is actually quite easy. But, yes, it’s something else I need to do, on top of preparing the two presentations, which is the time-consuming task.

You know what I’ll be doing on my flights to Dallas to Austin, and then to Phoenix to San Diego! At least I can reuse the questions for several interviews. Snark will not be used in the interviewing of mentors and colleagues; only esteem and appreciation.

Comment by Liz

March 4, 2011 @ 8:52 am

I really look forward to meeting you Glenda! 😎

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