Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.


Videoconferencing is an interactive connection between two or more sites that transmit video, audio and graphics. Videoconferencing is used for distance education and for faculty/staff meetings at George Mason University. Unlike streaming or broadcast television, both sides of conference can see and hear each other in real-time.

Calling from Krug Hall, AT lab or Kellar Annex

If you are using video conferencing system, either Polycom or Tandberg, equipped in Krug 105, Krug 113, AT lab in Thompson Hall or Kellar Annex, please go to Tips and Instruction page .

Calling from home or your office

If you don't have Polycom or Tandberg, you can participate from home or office by installing videoconferencing system on your computer. You will need a microphone, camera, and network connectivity.

For PC users, please install ConferenMe.

For Mac users, please intall XMeeting.

Streaming from the Codian IP VCR (Backup Systems)

Streaming is sending audio and video in one direction over the internet. Participants only need a computer with an internet connection and speakers with streaming viewer software. Examples of streaming viewers include QuickTime and RealPlayer.

Streams can be live or archived. If your videoconferencing system doesn't work, you can watch live video of the class/conference on IP VCR. You can also watch the recordings of the class/conference on IP VCR. Please read the instruction here.