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

Rahul Bajaj rahul.bajaj1038 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 03:01:34 UTC 2022


I seem to have inadvertnetly deleted the responses to my original post.
COuld Angie and the other person who responded please reiterate their
answers? I think Angie said that she does not prefer screen share, but I
forget the rest of her response.

What would be the best course of action for me to lead a meeting where I
have to go over a document with a client, line by line, in a virtual
meeting? Thanks.


On Wed, 12 Oct 2022 at 10:31, Rahul Bajaj <rahul.bajaj1038 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Warmly,
> Rahul
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Rahul Bajaj
Attorney, Ira Law
Senior Associate Fellow, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018), University of Oxford
Co-Founder, Mission Accessibility
Special Correspondent on the rights of persons with disabilities, Oxford
Human Rights Hub
Coordinator of the working group on accessibility, e-Committee, Supreme
Court of India

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