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This is going to be quick and dirty, as the meeting has only just finished, and a lot of this was confidential, but of the bits that weren't:
  • Victories for autistics! Anyone wanting to do an amplified concert in the exhibition area will now have to seek permission; also the prayer and meditation room (which was apparently available for anyone whether religious or not anyway) will be rebranded a quiet room to make it clear that anyone can use it as a quiet room.

  • We're looking into a way of having a non-visual signal for people who are visually impaired or red/green colourblind instead of just speaker's lights, but there's some argument about the best way of doing this (auditory signals would interrupt speakers; tactile signals might be difficult to implement).

  • To avoid the problem of summators spiking amendments we will ask proposers of motions to indicate whether or not they are in favour of proposed amendments in advance, so it can be put in conference daily and the position is clear to all before the debate starts.

  • We're going to do an official FCC hints and tips for conference goers, how to fill in speaker's cards and that sort of thing. Some content for that may be pulled from this blog (possibly edited for seriousness)...

  • We're trying to work out a solution for exhibitors who are also members to be able to speak/vote without it being an administrative ballache that we can't (for obvious reasons) extend that to non-member exhibitors
Right. I'm off to go have my tea.

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018 12:14 am (UTC)
hollymath: Selfie: white person, three-quarter profile, smiling, brown hair shaved on the side we can see, chin-length on the other (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
Glad to hear of potential non-visual speakers' cues. Happy to consult on that or anything if it'd help, but I don't have any suggestions to make off the top of my head. I'd prefer tactile cues to audio and while it does sound tricky, I'm sure it's been done before so isn't a wheel we need to invent.

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018 03:00 pm (UTC)
po8crg: A cartoon of me, wearing a panama hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
Some sort of vibrating device you could hold?

(like a phone that vibrates, but the device wouldn't need to be a literal phone)

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018 03:41 pm (UTC)
hollymath: Selfie: white person, three-quarter profile, smiling, brown hair shaved on the side we can see, chin-length on the other (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
Oh yeah, maybe like those things you get when you're waiting at American chain restaurants (maybe other places too but I dunno), that light up and buzz when your table is ready.

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