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Re: youtube accessibility

From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 19:48:46 -0500 (EST)
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.64.1203021929130.54949@server1.shellworld.net>
Very great question.  I go additionally.  which screen reader using which 
platform under which circumstances?  accessing what video type content? 
You write  as if " your two students represent the entire group of people 
with a vision range starting at 20/200 down to the very smallest group 
0/0..only 5% of that population.
your test is great for two people, but this by no means indicates it 
works for anyone else.
again  I keep wondering why the focus is not more on very good test / 
construction packages.  Ways for site producers to create content, even 
video content that can be used across the board..without them having to 
find a token blind person and project that function onto an entire 
population, more than likely leaving 95% of that group out in the first 
place.
Seriously though BASIC tools and utilities that inform someone what their 
site is doing now, and how to fix it.  how to create css environments so the 
safer yet java script friendly browsers like links and elinks can still 
function. etc.
  With more and more smaller outfits doing their site and video work, they 
need tools that make the rules well make sense.
not using jargon so to speak, but asking simple questions like, do you ant 
to include some 25% or the population in your possible market?  tone 
estimate of those who could be using screen readers, with  learning 
disabilities, not 
sight loss.  or substitute the members those over 40 who still have 
buying power, but are using something else for maganification.
  Karen

On Thu, 1 Mar 2012, Felix Miata wrote:

> On 2012/03/01 12:18 (GMT) Gavin Thomas composed:
>
>>  When I demoed the vision austrailia embedded example and the icant
>>  accessible youtube player ( http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/)  to 2 blind
>>  students in the university they were amazed they could search and play
>>  videos. They said this was a great.
>
> That's fine for completely blind people dependent on screen readers. How does 
> it help average over-40 vision people or those under 40 whose vision is less 
> than average but better than dependence on a screen reader?
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