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Apple publishes accessible iTunes U Guidelines (by NCAM)

From: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:13:49 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C720690D.6CA7%geoff_freed@wgbh.org>

[please excuse the cross-posting]

The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH has written guidelines for
content providers who would like to create accessible iTunes U media via
captions, subtitles and audio descriptions. "Creating Accessible iTunes U Content"
provides step-by-step documentation on creating fully accessible media,
including:

-- closed captions and audio descriptions that the user can turn on or off as
needed;
-- open subtitles and descriptions that are available to everyone watching or
listening;
-- closed subtitles for adding multiple language tracks to video files;
-- accessible PDFs.

Also included with the guidelines are links to video and audio clips
that illustrate the various forms of accessible media discussed in the
document. Using these guidelines, iTunes U content providers can create
materials that everyone can use, including people with vision and
hearing loss.

To access "Creating Accessible iTunes U Content" and related media, see
<http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/wgbh.org.2010579900> .


Geoff Freed
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media
WGBH Educational Foundation
http://ncam.wgbh.org
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:14:30 GMT

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