[blindLaw] Doing a page read with a client: request for inputs

Rahul Bajaj rahul.bajaj1038 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 05:01:37 UTC 2022

Hi all,

Good morning from India. I work at a boutique intellectual property and civil litigation firm called Ira Law as an attorney. I recently encountered the following difficulty. I was asked to take the lead on a meeting with a client. The subject matter of the discussion was a questionnaire by a government body to which we had submitted our responses on behalf of our client. We were going to do a page read- a line by line analysis of the document with the client, to ensure that we were ad idem on everything. One of my colleagues suggested projecting the document by using the screen share feature on her computer so that it would be on everyone’s screen. We were using Google meet. The meeting was virtual. I realize that, despite agreeing to this process, it was not an accessible approach for me. This was because I could not see what everyone else was seeing on the screen and hence could not be  in sync with what they were reading. So I only gave a broad outline of our comments to the questionnaire and then left it to my colleague to lead a line by line discussion.

I am wondering how I can avoid this result in future. What would be an accessible way for me to take the lead on meetings of this nature? Should I offer to share the screen myself?  That would not be particularly easy, but I would at least be able to have control over what everyone is reading and can let the client know at the outset that because of my blindness there may be a slight lag in my ability to read with my screen reader what is in the document. I think this would be the best solution. Let me know if you have any other ideas. Thank you.


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