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Re: Here's an idea...

From: geoff freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: 26 Oct 2000 08:43:33 -0400
Message-ID: <-1239572685geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Suzanne Nikolaisen <nikolaisen@yahoo.com>, <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>
Well... you're right, it's a good idea.  The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible
 Media (NCAM) recently received funding for a three-year project to develop
 resources specifically for making multimedia accessible.  It's called the Rich-Media
 Project.  We're planning to develop solutions for designers and distributors who
 want to offer accessible multimedia of all kinds; these solutions will be available via
 a resource-center Web site which will provide a centralized source of information
 and applications.

By the way, for those of you already using NCAM's caption-authoring application,
 MAGpie, this software will be redeveloped during the first year of the project.  (The
 current version of MAGpie is avaialble at www.wgbh.org/ncam).  

Thanks.
Geoff Freed
Project Manager
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
WGBH Educational Foundation
geoff_freed@wgbh.org
www.wgbh.org/ncam



On Wednesday, October 25, 2000, Suzanne Nikolaisen <nikolaisen@yahoo.com> wrote:
>Hi,
>
>The light bulb went on over my head the other night
>and I've been thinking about this ever since.  I think
>that somebody should build a developer site for
>accessibility.  As a developer I use free developer
>sites as learning tools.  Sites to pick up tutorials,
>read articles, grab code, and find free resources. 
>This allows me to quickly learn about a technology and
>start using it while I'm working (For example this is
>how I learned CSS).  Some of these sites are: 
>
>http://www.reallybig.com/
>http://www.bignosebird.com/
>http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/
>http://htmlgoodies.earthweb.com/
>
>I would think that building such a site about
>accessibility for developers could bridge the gap to
>developers and allow them easy access to learn how to
>build more accessible sites.  Kind of a one stop place
>for all sorts of accessiblity information.  (Not
>necessarily "bigconamehere.com", but something built
>as a resource for developers that could house info on
>various platforms and all types of accessibility, from
>screen readers, to palm pilots.  All of it.  I have
>all sorts of ideas about this and would do it but I
>don't have the time, money, or experience with
>accessibilty to do it.  I really think this could be
>key in getting developers involved in developing
>accessible sites.
>
>The site could be linked to other "mainstream" dev
>sites which in turn would drive traffic to the site. 
>(Kind of like the shampoo commercial from the 70's -
>someone will see the site, and they'll tell 2 friends,
>who'll tell 2 friends, and so on...)
>
>Now somebody's supposed to say, "Hey, good idea!" and
>run with it.
>
>Naive'ly,
>
>Suzanne Nikolaisen
>http://home.earthlink.net/~nikolaisen
>
>
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Received on Thursday, 26 October 2000 08:43:18 GMT

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