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Holidays are coming up, so it’s a perfect time to learn top tips about using Zoom with Convo! Watch to learn how so that you can connect with your loved ones, friends, and relatives over the holidays. 💚

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[TRANSCRIPT: Do you know our top tips for using Convo + Zoom? As our world is becoming more online-focused, from work to school, we are using technology to adjust to new ways of doing things—including video conferencing. While it’s essential, it’s not always Deaf-friendly or accessible. We are here to change that! Accessing our awesome interpreters is easy using the Convo app and Zoom (or really, any video conferencing platform with a dial-in number). The VRS interpreter can’t join the actual meeting room itself, but here are two important tips that will help improve your call experience and make it smoother. First, share some background information—like what the meeting is about, any specific terminology that will be used, etc—with the interpreter before starting your meeting. This will allow them to understand context and better prepare to interpret. Secondly, communicate with meeting participants that you will be using an interpreter during the meeting and that it’s best to avoid overlapping discussion to give time for interpretation. You only need one device to use the Convo app with video conferencing, and our screen resizing feature allows you to see the interpreter and meeting participants at the same time. We are Deaf-owned, so we understand how important it is to make communication access available any way you need it.]

[VD: Black background, photo of Ian, a Latino male with black glasses and a black shirt against a white background. The screen opens on Ian, a Latino male with black glasses and a black shirt against a white background. He is signing in American Sign Language. There is grey text in the right corner that reads ‘CONVO’. Opens on desktop screen with Zoom video conferencing open to “Join Meeting” screen. After clicking “Join Meeting”, a Zoom call with four attendees in the background opens. The foreground screen gives the option to add an attendee by “Phone Call”. A phone number in white text is “Copied”. The screen shifts to Ian, a Latino male with black glasses and a black shirt against a white background. There is grey text in the right corner that reads “CONVO”. Opens to desktop screen. Zoom video conference is in progress to the left and a female in the top right corner of the screen signing in American Sign Language. The screen shifts to Ian, a Latino male with black glasses and a black shirt against a white background with black end cards and green end card of Convo logo.]

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