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

Angie Matney angie.matney at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 09:33:18 UTC 2022

I should also add that sometimes, the version of the document I am
working from is not the "client-friendly" version. I often use
redlining software to create alternate redlines that are easier for me
to work with. In these cases, sharing my own screen is not practical.

On 10/17/22, Angie Matney <angie.matney at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rahul, this is my prior response:
> Hello Rahul,
> My preference is not to share my own screen. I have sometimes asked
> the client to share a screen. Then, either the client or I will read a
> bit of each item as we advance to make sure we are in sync. "i will
> also sometimes ask an associate or paralegal to screen share and "tee
> up" each item. I know it is not always possible to have another person
> on a call, but I find that when I can do this, it helps me concentrate
> more on the substance of the discussion. Of course, each situation is
> different. I think your approach would work also—it is just not how I
> have aproached this.
> Best,
> Angie
> On 10/16/22, Rahul Bajaj via BlindLaw <blindlaw at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> 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.
>> Rahul
>> 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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