Technical Requirements:

For online participation in the webinars of the DeafIT Academy

 

For participants

Please note the following for a smooth participation:

  • You use common currently supported operating systems (Windows 10, Windows 11, MacOS & Linux).
    Pay attention to the current browser version on your operating system (Supported: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome & Apple Safari).
  • You have a stable, fast Internet connection (preferably no WIFI or on your own responsibility; Internet connection with at least 16 Mbit/s down, so it is important that a check on www.speedtest.net results in a value higher than 16 Mbit/s down).
  • A display with at least HD resolution (1920×1080) is ideal.
    For everyone who wants spoken language, a speaker or headphones on your device is an advantage (desktop PC/ laptop).

 

For speakers and interpreters

Please note the following for a smooth participation:

  • Uses common currently supported operating systems (Windows 10, Windows 11, MacOS & Linux).
  • Pay attention to the current browser version (Supported: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome & Apple Safari).
  • You can rely on a stable, fast Internet connection (preferably no WIFI; Internet connection with at least 32 Mbit/s Down and 10 Mbit/s Up. If necessary, the connection also works with 6 MBit/s Up, but please make sure in this case that all other electronic devices are deactivated, such as a kettle that is connected to Alexa or similar). Please make sure that a check of your transmission speed on www.speedtest.netcan show at least the above-mentioned down/up values.
  • A display with at least one HD resolution (1920×1080) is ideal. Please note that the use of 2 screens or 2 devices are recommended: a screen for the online presentation (PowerPoint, lecture, …) and a separate screen for the camera feed (so your webcam) or internal feedback (communication with the technical team or insertion into the live stream).
  • For speech-based users: speakers or headphones on your device (desktop PC / laptop).
  • For our speakers: A current HD webcam is desirable, ideally with a resolution of 1920×1080 or at least 720p. If you have any questions, please contact the DeafIT team.
  • For our interpreters, an HD webcam is mandatory (i.e., resolution: 1920×1080).
  • Please pay attention to sufficient lighting! For a good image quality and thus for an optimal image for understanding (mouth image) for the participants with hearing disabilities, it is particularly important that your face is properly illuminated from the front. Please also pay attention to minimizing the lighting in the background due to the high contrast resolution. This means to darken the windows as much as possible, ideally you have a monochrome wall as a background. Since visual transmission plays an important role in the webinars, we would urge you to refrain from “chroma keys and gimmicks” that change your background.

 

If you have any questions or problems, please send an e-mail to the DeafIT team at info@deafit.org. We’re happy to help!

*Update June 2022