- There were speakers.
- There were microphones.
- All but one of the speakers who used the microphones didn’t know how to use them. I asked several times could they move the mic away from their mouth so I could see to lipread, and once I asked if they could move the mic closer.
- Some speakers didn’t bother with the microphone.
- One chewed gum while talking, WTF, lipreading someone who is chewing gum, heck as like.
- Only one speaker used powerpoint.
I couldn’t hear the MC, the gum chewer. I could hear the first speaker, who also had powerpoint slides so the bits I missed I could hear, plus I knew the subject of osteoporosis, so that was easy.
The next speaked didn’t use the mic and wandered off into the audience, which meant that the front row where I was sitting was now in front of her, so couldnt hear, couldn’t see. I flounced off to the loo and waited for MLM to return so he could come into the talks with me. He listened and then told me later what was said.
Nothing like independance eh?
I’m sure the people who organised it were lovely and well meaning, but……….
That’s two hours of my life I won’t get back.
It’s still raining