New Video Chat Feature

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New Video Chat Feature
We understand that meeting face to face is more personal but there are times where this might not be possible. Some examples of support that can be easily and enjoyably performed via video chat include:

Meet & Greets

We encourage both Clients and Independent Support People to conduct a Meet & Greet prior to working together. Consider using the new video chat function as a convenient way to facilitate this meeting.

Social Support, Lessons or Instruction

Video chat could also be used to facilitate social engagements or support sessions focused on companionship as well as instructional sessions such as music lessons.

Allied Health Consultations

Allied Health consultations such as speech therapy, counselling and psychology could all be delivered virtually.

What do I need to get started?

What do I need to get started?

What do I need to get started?

To make a video call you will require a laptop, computer, smartphone or tablet (such as an iPad).

 

  • For video calls on your laptop or computer, most modern browsers are supported except for Internet Explorer.
  • For video chat on iPhones and tablets such as iPads, you need to use the Safari browser (which is usually your default browser).
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How it works

Step 1:

Step 1:

After you have both exchanged at least one text conversation with another person in Mable messages, you will see ‘Invite to Video’ appear at the top of the conversation or a video icon if you are using the Mable app.

Step 2:

Step 2:

Once you click 'Invite to Video' or a video icon, the other person will receive a message in your chat saying ‘that you would like to start a video call with them.

Step 3:

Step 3:

You will then both need to click ‘Join call’ in your message to open the private virtual room. Please make sure you allow Mable to use your camera and microphone if you see a notification.

Top Tips for successful video chats

Lighting

Ensure there is plenty of light in the area you will use to video chat so you can be seen well by the other party.

Position your device

Find a way to balance your handheld device so that you don’t have to hold it such as on a table, tray table or lap table.

Be ready

Before your video session, try to be completely ready so that you both get maximum benefit from the session time. Keep close at hand anything you need to show the other person such as learning materials, photos, etc.

Questions you might have regarding video chat