Latest headlines: Scott Tiner on AVIXA’s recently released inclusivity guide, plus news from Extron, Comprehensive Connectivity and more
July 23, 2021 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 14
Hi, #EDtweeps! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week filled with all things audiovisual. My favorite news piece this week was actually a case study out of British Columbia. Thompson Rivers University used Extron’s NAV Pro AV-over-IP transport system in its nursing program facility, and they installed an array of products like displays and an augmented reality system. It’s a seriously cool way to educate students!
We all know that education is extremely important, both to nursing majors and to anyone new to the audiovisual industry. As we enhance education to be the best it can be, we also must address the things that hold us back. That’s why AVIXA’s “Inclusive Language Guide” is so important to the future of the AV industry. Scott Tiner takes us through the guide in his latest piece. My favorite quote says, “I am confident the overwhelming majority of our industry does not want to exclude people. While learning these changes may not be easy, it is a very concrete way to avoid exclusion.”
That’s it for this week’s newsletter, AV pros and fans. I encourage you to check out the new JVC Professional PTZ cameras, easily operated by remote controls. Though they won’t be available until later this year, I wonder how you could use these in your educational setting? Let me know!
In March of this year, AVIXA released an Inclusive Language Guide through its Diversity Council, supported by TAD and Audinate. I highly recommend you take the time to read the guide: You can find it here. Better yet, I highly recommend you print it off and hang copies of it around your offices, workshops and workspaces. The guide is only nine pages long; the most critical pieces of it are only five or so pages long. Email the link (and this blog) to your entire organization. It is very well written, and very clear about the suggestions that it puts forward.