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RE: accessible streaming

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 19:50:38 -0500 (EST)
To: Juan Ulloa <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>
Cc: "'tking@ucp.org'" <tking@ucp.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0402121947330.30981-100000@smart.net>

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Juan Ulloa wrote:

> I didn't know you could watch videos through Lynx :)

your right but I thought I would try to see if they had dreamed up
something new, they hadn't

> You are right, they provide their text transcripts in MS Word.

which of course would violate 508 which requires the access be freely
avaliable.  (in most cases)
not to mention the proliferation of other operating systems, from the MAC
to the big mainframes.

> At first I thought they might have done this to provide the added benefit of
> headlines, but then I noticed they didn't even have headlines on one of the
> transcripts.  ...Too bad.

nope, nada

> I've noticed a lot of educational institutions just assume folks have
> MSWord.  But then again, this site is probably meant for their staff who
> probably all have the application.

maybe they do, or maybe they don't. and what about students, unless the
MSWord is provided free to all comers it would appear to violate section
508

just my opinion
Bob

> 
> ::  Juan C. Ulloa |   x2487 
>  
>  
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Access Systems [mailto:accessys@smart.net]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 4:25 PM
> > To: Juan Ulloa
> > Cc: 'tking@ucp.org'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: accessible streaming
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Juan Ulloa wrote:
> > 
> > > The Department of Information Technology in the University of
> > > Wisconsin-Madison seems to have done a good job at this:
> > >
> > > See how they streamed their videos at:
> > > http://www.doit.wisc.edu/accessibility/video/
> > 
> > absolutely none were accessible in lynx....
> > 
> > Bob
> > 
> > "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> > safety deserve Neither liberty nor safety",    Benjamin Franklin
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> >     NO MSWord docs in e-mail                    Access Systems, engineers
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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
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