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YouTube with new accessibility features

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:44:37 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02830911191944n52820cb5ld38b496307b8307f@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

Thought you should know: Google/YouTube continues to paint the way -
of follow John Foliot here. :)

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/automatic-captions-in-youtube.html

They provide automated captioning using speech recognition, but only
for specific publishers right now.

What's more interesting is that they allow for the provisioning of
transcripts and automatically create the time-alignment. This is very
similar to a service that John Foliot explained in the Video
Accessibility Workshop before TPAC.

I'm very excited about this - now they just need to start doing
textual audio descriptions and hook them up to screenreaders and we
have made a huge step forward in the online video world.

Now we just need to do the same for HTML5. :-)

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 03:45:29 GMT

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