Saturday, March 20, 2010

Communication: Environmental Barriers

  • poor room acoustics
  • background noise (fans, air conditioners, computer humming, chitchat, thin walls let sound through, etc.)
  • poor lighting (can't see faces properly)
  • distance from sound
  • distractions
  • size and arrangement of meeting table(s) (not circular, many people at the table, arranged in rows)
  • interfering objects (pole in the middle of the room blocking view)
  • poor angle of vision
  • no assistive devises (e.g. FM system)
  • assistive devices that don't work well
  • no visual aids (powerpoint presentation, electronic white boards, blackboards, flip charts)

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