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RE: multimedia definition

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:48:17 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Actually the interactivity as a medium came from Wikipedia.  


I thought that was interesting because it is necessary as a media for our
definition as well.

Interactive audio for example is considered multimedia.   And it consists of
audio and interaction.   

This would have to be captioned since there would be no other way for a deaf
person to know "when" they had to do something if it was just a transcript.


 


Gregg

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Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

 


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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of John M Slatin
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 11:40 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden; Loretta Guarino Reid; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: multimedia definition

Gregg proposed the following definition for multimedia:

 

<blockquote>

Several different
media,
including at least one time based media, synchronized to convey information.
Media may include text, audio, graphics, animation, video, and
interactivity.

 

 

</blockquote>

 

Hmmm. I don't think of interactivity as a medium in its own right. I think
of interactivity as an aspect of the way content is used, but the content
itself might be text, or graphics, or audio or video.

 

Also, the purpose of synchronizing the media may not be "to convey
information" but to provide entertainment. Maybe the definition doesn't need
to say anything about the *purpose* of synchronizing the media.

Would the following rewrite work?

<proposed>

Several different media, including at least one time based media type,
integrated in a single presentation.  Media may include text, audio,
graphics, animation, and video. Multimedia may be interactive.

</proposed>

 

John

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 6:21 PM
To: 'Loretta Guarino Reid'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: multimedia definition

Ah yes.

 

Good point.   

 

How about

 

Multimedia 

Several different media <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium> , including at
least one time based media, synchronized to convey information.  Media may
include text, audio, graphics, animation, video, and interactivity.

 

 


Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

 


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From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lguarino@adobe.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 4:58 PM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: multimedia definition

But we don't consider a combination just of text and graphics to be
multimedia. 

 

Loretta Guarino Reid 
lguarino@adobe.com 
Adobe Systems, Acrobat Engineering 


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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 1:59 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: multimedia definition

 

Multimedia is the use of several different media
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium>  to convey information (text
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text> , audio
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio> , graphics
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image> , animation
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation> , video
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video> , and interactivity
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactivity> ).

 


Gregg

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