tcConference

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Description of App: 

This app is used for attending web conference.
This app is free for any participant.

To use the app, you must know the Room ID of the conference you are attending.
You also must provide a valid username and password (note: passwords are not always required)

With this app, you are able to:

  • Listen to presenters
  • Watch websites and PowerPoints that are displayed
  • Text chat with presenters and participants
  • Speak using the device microphone

Version: 

1.57

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4S
iPad 2

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is accessible and usable with VoiceOver. Once you know the room ID (which is usually available in the address bar of your web browser), you are able to fully participate in Talking Communities conferences using your mobile device. The only bug I could find is that VoiceOver does not tell you when the talk button is selected. You can tell your microphone is active because VO shiftsf from the main speaker to the ear piece, but it would be nice if VO indicated the button status. Double tapping on the talk button activates it and double tapping deactivates it. No problem once you get used to it.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Once you are logged in to a chat room, you must select the chat/voice tab in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to find the voice and text chat options. Also, if you come back to the same chat room on a regular basis, the app remembers the login information for the room you last used. This saves you from having to enter the meeting id every time you want to chat in the same room.

Comments

room server

Hello, I recently downloaded this app and I wanted to enter tonight's accessible world tech talk using the IPhone app. I know they usually don't ask for a password so I just put my name, Melissa Roe as the username. I went to their website and had no trouble finding the room id, but for some reason I couldn't enter the room. I tried entering conference321.com as the server, even entering it as www.conference321.com and it still didn't let me enter. It kept giving me a room not found error. I know I entered the room id right, because I checked, double checked and tripple checked the room id to make sure I was typing it right. It still gives me a room not found error. The thing that kind of sucks is you have to close down the app entirely in order to reconnect to a room. This got frustrating, and after a couple tries, there was no success. Any suggestions? Thanks, Melissa

The TC conference app

Hi Melissa, hmm I'm sorry you couldn't enter the room, I've entered the sportstalk and the booknook rooms with no problems.

Not working for me

I cannot get this app to work. I put in the web address and room Id and it said I had to shut the app and try again. If someone knows how to get this working please do a podcast or guide.