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Re: Realtime Video Accessibility Thoughts

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 09:55:44 -0400
To: Emily Hallett <ehallett@usm.maine.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <BB29AE20.17715%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

If the video has spoken dialog, you should caption it.  Audio description is
also desirable and will allow blind/visually impaired students to
participate in the "tour".

For students who are disabled it is important to provide information about
how the building is set up (e.g. Are bathrooms on the same level as the
rooms, are there elevators, where are the dorms located relative to other
campus facilities, etc.).  If the video is silent or this sort of
information is not mentioned then a few paragraphs of text under the video
would be a good idea.

To create the captions and descriptions you could hire the work out or you
could download a tool like MAGpie (free,
http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie) to help you handle the task


On 7/3/03 9:25 AM, "Emily Hallett" <ehallett@usm.maine.edu> wrote:

> On our University website we are going to be taking a video of what the
> dorm rooms look like.  Then we are going to place it up on the web.  Is
> there a way that this can be made accessible?   We thought of having the
> video shown and then under the video have text of what the video is
> showing.  Is this the way to go about making this video accessible to
> everyone?
> Emily
> Emily Hallett
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> University of Southern Maine
> 96 Falmouth Street
> 144 Luther Bonney Hall
> Portland, ME  04104
> 207-780-4182

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