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Re: youtube accessibility

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:02:13 -0500 (EST)
To: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
cc: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1203021959180.27873@cygnus.smart.net>

one thing I use as a first check and obviously not perfect is to try to 
use the site with a  legacy text browser such as LYNX. and run it on 
different platforms at least windows/apple/linux.

this is a decent easy starting point and will certainly check things like 
alt text and css.


On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Karen Lewellen wrote:

> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 19:48:46 -0500 (EST)
> From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
> To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: youtube accessibility
> Resent-Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:49:15 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 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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>> words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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