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re: video / audio transcripts

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:00:52 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8A10D54.D6E8%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
John,
Audio/video content can be made accessible using the following:

captions - for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
subtitles - for presenting alternative language text tracks
audio descriptions - for people who are blind or visually impaired
transcripts - of the audio and of the audio description, useful for lots of
people, but necessary for people who are deaf and blind.

You can create captions and subtitles using MAGpie
(http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/), and it also helps with the timing
of audio descriptions.  For more information about using MAGpie, and to see
examples of accessible rich media, visit the rich media accessibility web
site at http://ncam.wgbh.org/richmedia.

Hope this helps,
Andrew


On 2/26/02 7:51 AM,  John Morse (John.Morse@uk.circle.com) wrote:

> all 
> we are working on a proposal for a client, in the requirements is the
> inclusion of audio and video content,
> I know I need to provide a transcript of this content for the visually
> impaired, blind, hearing impaired and deaf,. but how best to do this?
> 
> a static page?
> scrolling text, with control for speed direction and text size?
> subtitled content?
> 

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