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RE: multimedia definition

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:40:39 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B02A99692@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Gregg responded to my proposed rewrite of the multimedia definition:
 
<blockquote>
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.
 
 
</blockquote>
 
I'd be fine with listing "interactive audio" and "interactive video" as
separate media.
 
It makes me nervous to treat Wikopedia as an authoritative source,
precisely because it advertises itself as "the encyclopedia that can be
edited by anyone."
 
The Wikopedia definition of "multimedia" links to an article on
"interactivity" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactivity) which is
flagged as needing work. What's there now does not describe
interactivity as a medium.
 
So here's a modified version of the rewrite I proposed:
<newProposal>
Several different media, including at least one time based media type,
integrated in a single presentation.  Media may include text, audio
(including interactive audio), graphics, and video (including
interactive video). 

</newProposal>

 

I deleted the third sentence from my previous proposal since
interactivity is now incorporated into the list of media types.

 

I also deleted animation from the list of multimedia types since our
definition of "video" (accepted 8 December) includes animation. But it
wouldn't bother me to include it explicitly here if people want to do
that.

 

John

 
 

"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web  <http://www.ital.utexas.edu/>
http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 11:48 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: multimedia definition



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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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
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

"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web  <http://www.ital.utexas.edu/> http://www.utexas.edu
<http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility> /research/accessibility 

-----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

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