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Re: Captioning and describing video for distance learning

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 06:55:48 -0700
Message-Id: <a05100304b79451b03dfe@[]>
To: Jeff Hiles <jeffrey.hiles@wright.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 9:49 AM -0400 2001/8/06, Jeff Hiles wrote:
>The things I've read from the Caption Center and from Joe Clark lead me to
>believe that we need skilled professionals to describe and transcribe
>Unfortunately, people here seem to think we should teach students to do
>captions and audio descriptions.

Of course they do!  It's cheaper! :)

I suppose if they are dead-set against professional captioning, you
-could- pay for the skilled professionals to come in and provide
expert training on a periodic basis, to your underpaid student
workers.  It  -could- inspire some of them to further explore the
field and spark their own interests.  And that would mean more
audio description professionals in a few years...

Or, at least, one could always hope.

--Kynn, looking for the silver lining

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
Tel +1 949-567-7006
Received on Monday, 6 August 2001 10:06:37 UTC

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