The speaker asks "Can everyone hear me okay?"
Someone responds "Yes!"
The speaker starts their presentation.

The people who can not hear of course never respond.

@axbom I've always thought this. So annoying. Why not have it on the first slide too? And ask if people can read the slides

That's why I subtitle my presentations.

When I will talk in presence, I would ask for a sign language interpreter at least.

Must be doable to crowdfund a couple for conferences. We have 2022 after all!

@axbom Or saying “nah, I don’t need a microphone” and essentially forcing anyone with even a minor hearing disability to either reveal that they have it or have them missing what you say.

@axbom Ah, the good old fashioned "survivors bias." The people who didn't survive aren't going to be able to tell you their harrowing stories of failure, are they? Only the successful ones will tell their invariably upbeat stories of providence in their darkest hour... because if that hadn't been their experience... they wouldn't have lived to tell the tale.

@axbom When I was on an IT help desk I had to explain to workmates that you can't email someone to inform them their email is now working again

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