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Re: video conferencing and virtual whiteboards

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 14:19:56 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0109141419040.31096-100000@tux.w3.org>
This was one of the topics discussed for developing techniques (we have some
ideas sketched out) by the authoring tools group at our meeting on wednesday
/ thursday - shared whiteboards are clearly authoring tools.

regards

Charles

On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, Kathleen Anderson wrote:

  Should this be inserted into the minutes from today's meeting?

  Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Harvey Bingham" <hbingham@acm.org>
  To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
  Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 9:33 AM
  Subject: video conferencing and virtual whiteboards


  > Future conferencing will increasingly depend on video connection
  > and interactive drawing (virtual whiteboard) capabilities.
  >
  > Accessibility aspects of video conferencing and virtual whiteboards
  > include:
  >
  > 1. Provide aural description of whatever is purely visual.
  >
  > 2. Train participants to use the descriptive techniques
  > as now used with descriptive video.
  >
  > 3. Consider speech to text to transform words into text for
  > alternative display. These include braille, enlarged text
  > overlay layer under user control, or alternative display
  > for visual.
  >
  > 4. Integrate pre-existing textual sources with visual and
  > generated text material for merged description.
  >
  > Regards/Harvey Bingham
  >
  >


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