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RE: accessible streaming

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 20:25:00 -0500 (EST)
To: "John Foliot - WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0402122023080.19076-100000@smart.net>

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> Hey Bob (and others interested),
> 
> Check out Open Office (www.openoffice.org).  This *free* suite can open MS
> Word docs, and is available for the following platforms:
> Windows, Linux (x86)/ Linux (PPC), Solaris (SPARC)/ Solaris (x86), freeBSD,
> and Macintosh, in 32 languages to boot.  Seems the Sec 508 violation ain't
> what it used to be <grin>.

giving away secrets, yes I have been using open office for over a year,
unfortunately to open a word doc while on the web does take a number of
steps that are not really intuitive. 

Bob


> To the original question, Juan, you definitely should be looking at SMIL.
> While still very young and poorly supported, it *is* the recommended way of
> providing accessible streaming technology.  I have had success using SMIL
> with the Real Player; I believe the QuickTime player now supports SMIL as
> well, not 100% sure of the Windows Media Player (Windows was working on
> their own version last I checked called SAMI).  I suggest as well a Google
> for the MAGpie tool, which allows developers to provide the text transcript
> for the streaming content.
> 
> Good Luck.
> 
> JF
> --
> John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
> Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
> Web Accessibility Testing and Services
> http://www.wats.ca   1.866.932.4878 (North America)
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> > Behalf Of Access Systems
> > Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:51 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:
> >
> > > 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
> > > > -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
> >   -   -   -
> > > >    ASCII Ribbon Campaign                        accessBob
> > > >     NO HTML/PDF/RTF in e-mail
> > accessys@smartnospam.net
> > > >     NO MSWord docs in e-mail                    Access
> > Systems, engineers
> > > >     NO attachments in e-mail,  *LINUX powered*   access is a
> > civil right
> > > >
> > *#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#
> > > > *#*#
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> > >
> >
> > "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> > safety deserve Neither liberty nor safety",    Benjamin Franklin
> > -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
> >    ASCII Ribbon Campaign                        accessBob
> >
> >     NO HTML/PDF/RTF in e-mail
> > accessys@smartnospam.net
> >     NO MSWord docs in e-mail                    Access Systems,
> > engineers
> >     NO attachments in e-mail,  *LINUX powered*   access is a civil right
> > *#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#
> > *#*#*#*#*#*#
> > THIS message and any attachments are CONFIDENTIAL and may be
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve Neither liberty nor safety",    Benjamin Franklin
-   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
   ASCII Ribbon Campaign                        accessBob                       
    NO HTML/PDF/RTF in e-mail                   accessys@smartnospam.net       
    NO MSWord docs in e-mail                    Access Systems, engineers       
    NO attachments in e-mail,  *LINUX powered*   access is a civil right 
*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#
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