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RE: Wheeling in SL video (text transcript)

From: Slatin, John M <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 13:55:55 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B0728A324@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Roger Hudson" <rhudson@usability.com.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Very cool.  Roger, do you plan to turn the transcript into captions as

"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu
Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Roger Hudson
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 3:14 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: FW: Wheeling in SL video (text transcript)

Many thanks Alan and Emmanuelle,

I am glad you found the video interesting and thanks for preparing the

I have made a few corrections to the transcript below and I think it now
more accurately reflects what Judith is saying. I also corrected the
name of the other speaker.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Alan Chuter
Sent: Friday, 14 December 2007 9:13 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Wheeling in SL video (text transcript)

Thanks for sharing this. I think it's excellent. However, my colleagues
who are not native English speakers had trouble understanding the speech
(as would deaf people), so I did a quick text transcript which I share
here. It's too long to go in a comment on YouTube. Pity they don't allow
for transcripts.

[Caption: Wheeling in Second Life]
Judith: I work during the day, so when I come home I've only got like a
couple of hours. So by the time I do my own emails and correspondence
that comes in during the day I might have forty-five minutes or an hour
to do whatever, so

Roger: And what's your current really big thing on the Web that you're

Judith: Second Life. I've got a wheelchair in Second Life also. You can
choose whether you want to be in a chair or not. You can have crutches,
you can have whatever disability you have in real life in Second Life.

Roger: Do you always stay in your wheelchair in second life?

Judith: No, no, no.

Roger: Are there many other people in wheelchairs in Second Life?

Judith: Simon Walsh.

Roger: From the UK?

Judith: Yes. And he always stays in his wheelchair. But, just like in
real life, I find the attitude of people in Second Life to people with
disabilities (is disappointing). I have run an experiment myself. I've
gone to this particular site as an able bodied person, got out on the
dance floor and danced for half an hour with different avatars or
different people, or whatever you call them. Then I've gone away, put
myself in my wheelchair, gone back, the same people were there and they
didn't want to know me.

Roger: Are there special places in Second Life where people in
wheelchairs hang out.

Judith: Yes, "Wheelies".

Roger: And what's Wheelies.

Judith: That's a nightclub specially built people, by a man who has
cerebral palsy, in the UK.

Roger: Can you take us to it?

Judith: yes.

[Caption: Wheelies was started by Simon]
Judith: Unfortunately like real life you've got to go around things
because you can't go through them. You can fly over them. Oh, there's

Roger: He's in there is he?

Judith: Yes. He was there before, in there (typing question with

[Caption: How many people visit "Wheelies"?]

[On-screen dialog: (asking how many people visit Wheelies each week)
Simon: "Wheelie or norm?" "Few 100 I guess".]

Judith: There you are; one hundred people a week. When I first started
we got a couple of hundred.

[Caption: Going up to the dance floor.]
Judith: That's Simon up there, the avatar... [looking to other screen]
that's him in real life.

Roger: And he was on Big Brother?

Judith: Yes, in the UK. [turning towards dance floor] And that's the DJ,
that girl in green there, she's the DJ, and he pays her to be the DJ

Roger: Oh, right...
Judith: And she talks to you over the thing there saying hello Wheelies
... see she's talking to you.

Roger: do you think that this will be a really useful tool for people
who are unable to get around, who have problems of mobility in real

Judith: Yes, because you can have friends without having to go out and
physically find them.

best regards,

Alan Chuter
Technosite (Fundosa Group),
Madrid, Spain

On 14/12/2007, Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Russ Weakley and I recently filmed a friend who has cerebral palsy 
> using Second Life. The video was part of a presentation we gave at 
> OZeWAI about Web 2.0 and accessibility.
> Judith, who is in the video, and Simon (who built the Wheelies club in

> SL) have kindly agreed to me putting the video on Youtube so people 
> who are interested in accessibility can see it. The video is at 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBlaiBV_yJs
> I hope you find it interesting.
> Regards
> Roger

Email: achuter@technosite.es

Email: achuter@technosite.es
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