Saturday, April 25, 2009

Combined video chat and remote assist for persons with disabilities

This technique may work for a range of persons with varying cognitive and motor disabilities …

Gordon's Tech: Video Chat for elder parents over OS X: Google Video/Gmail, Google Notifier, Firefox and LogMeIn

… I wanted to be able to establish a video chat connection to my elderly parents. Since we both use OS X and both have at least one Intel machine I considered iChat and Google Video Chat. I didn’t consider Skype or Yahoo because that would introduce new account issues and because, as best I can tell, Google has the best technology and no worse reliability than Skype or Yahoo…

Used a combination of remote desktop control and Google video chat.

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