I’m deaf and use Jitsi few time for classroom, meeting. I wanted to open an topic to improve Jitsi software for deaf people and its UI design.
It will be difficult to describe situation without picture but i will do my best.
I had a online class on Jitsi : the teacher with 16 students and the interpreters.The interpreters translate the whole meeting in sign language, in video. So i need to follow interpreters video to understand the ongoing lesson.
The teacher shared his screen with the classroom. The problem is that i can’t see the interpreters and the shared screen at the same time. Either i follow the teacher video or the interpreters video. I can’t have both video side by side.
In gallery mode, the video of the teacher and the interpreter are both too small to follow.
When i follow the teacher video, the interpreter video is a small square icon on the right side bar, it’s too small. I can’t select both video.
So i found a workaround : i opened the jitsi link in 2 differents browsers (firefox, chromium) and put them side by side. It work well, you just have to mute one browser.
Another problem is that jitsi cutoff video when your connection is bad, i can’t understand anything through voice. I couldn’t deactivate the cutoff to see interpreters. An option would be great.
Another thing, i didn’t saw an option for closed caption. Why not imagining partnership with AVA for automated caption ?
Let’s dig a little the UI part :
-Raising hand (=conference feature for communication) and smileys (=people answer, reaction) should be separated, i often misclick on it.
-we can’t hide participants on the right side bar. (as i put both browser side by side, the right side bar eat a little the video)
-I didn’t find a way to send private message by typing participants name in the chat
and what i like
-smiley are lively, reactive
-the popup when we write in the chat
-the video quality improved quite a lot the last time i used jitsi. It’s good.
-the UI is neat, clear and simple
I hope it will catch the developer’s attention and bring us new features, thank you for this software anyway
And thank you all for reading my feedback