Re: accessibility training is important too.


Well I was talking to asus on trying to fix a busted extender, sir, read the serial number on the side.

Um I am blind, is it anywhere else, no!


I have had techs not know their own internal control panel.

For my printer, please read the id and serial number from the control panel, I can't see this, well you need to read from the configuration in the control panel.

By this time I found it on the internal web server, is it this?

Yes, good thing I can access the web server then.

The guy goes, what server?

You'd think they didn't know their products sometimes.

On 6/25/2018 7:01 AM, JM Casey wrote:
Oh, the lights. Always the lights. Every time I talk to the ISP, it's always
the first thing they ask: "Are all the lights on on the modem? Is it
blinking?" It's gotten hilarious by this point. Now whenever a call needs to
be made to the ISP, I ask my girlfriend to do it. The problem with that is:
she hates talking to these people on the phone more than I do, and she can

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Subject: Re: [nvda] accessibility training is important too.

    I have incountered this with both Att and Comcast.  They are forigners
who can't speak or undrstand englih well.  I told them that I am blind so I
can't tell you if their are lights on or what color they are.  With att's
connect tech they would not even stay on the phone with me.  I told them
that if you don't then you can't ask me anything as I could not read the
chat window.  They even said that after I told them that I was blind that if
I wanted to end the session that I should just click on the red x.  How do
they think that I will  know whear the red x is if I can't see? Why is it so
hard to understand what blind is.  I guess I will have to just spell it out
for them.  I am totally blind that means that I can't see anything not even
light or any shadows. If they can't comprehend that then they have no
business working in tech support.

Brian Sackrider

On 6/24/2018 5:30 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Yes indeed. I do find it almost ridiculous that, for example my
internet company have me flagged as blind, and generally help me with
things that they screw up, rather than un screwing them up, if that is
a word, but also continue to put me through to the people who cannot
function without knowing what a light is doing on a router, even
though I'm deep inside the control panel of said router and can read
them any parameter they wish to know about.
There should just be a one line addition to their script. If this
person is blind,  push to level 2 or whatever its called. these people
do exist, but often the person at the start is unaware of what
blindness means or is  just thick. I'm sorry but that is what I feel.
Rocket science it is not.
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In this post, I detail an experience talking to Microsoft's
disability answer desk and talk about the importance of using
disability language when interacting with a disabled customer,
especially if you are operating disability support. Feel free to
share widely.


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