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RE: Flash vs Traditional Screen shot tutorials

From: John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 11:15:02 +0100
Message-ID: <107DE25EC0216C45AEF670016024245F02FE0F3C@exchangea.staff.uce.ac.uk>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>, "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@sidar.org]
Sent: 28 June 2004 10:13
To: John Colby; WAI-IG
Subject: Re: Flash vs Traditional Screen shot tutorials

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 11:04:42 +0100, John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@sidar.org]
> Captioning things is something that is learned.
> <snip />
>  They do take some real effort and time to learn, and while I am
> prepared to use my captions and descriptions in place of nothing, I would
> rather have a professional do the job for me...
> OK if you can afford professionals.
> Not being deliberately cynical - we have a whole load of movies to make  
> - and just need to learn how to do it - however badly at first.

Right - exactly the reason I ended up learning how to do it myself. I  
would suggest (following the implications of what Joe Clark says) watching  
as much captioned and subtitled stuff as you can, getting a feeling for  
the differences, and talking to users, as well as just getting in there  
and doing it.

Good luck :-)


I'm lucky (in the testing respect). We have a RNIB rehabilitation course on this campus (Masters) - and I'm receiving loads of advice from them on how to do things - so that I can write up some instructions both internally and in the form of published papers.



John Colby
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