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From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 02:58:12 -0400
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Last evening my wife and I attended two presentations sponsored by the
Boston-IA  -- I'm now a member.
"Bringing Information Architecture and Accessibility Together"

They had ample food before the meeting. The group celebrated their 1-year 
anniversary.with a cake, between speakers.

1. Mike Paciello

gave a fine presentation on accessibility
Mike is president of The Paciello Group, LLP


His power-point slides will be posted to the IA site.

He mentioned that ISO is working on some accessibility issues, with
target about two years hence.

Mike encourages site assessment -- using three key words:

     clarify  procesws/plan/standards

2. Larry Goldberg

Larry is Director, Media Access Group, WGBH.

Developers of Web- and CD-ROM-based multimedia need an authoring tool for 
making their materials accessible to persons with disabilities.

They provide MAGpie as free software to enable captioning.


As of January 1, 2006 the FCC will require all TV content to be accessible.
This may be a non-issue if all TV is delivered through the web.

He demoed many tools that permit viewing accessible media,

Apple is working to sonify menus.-- goal to provide a spoken description
of an encountered menu.

particularly captioning.  They provide about $12M support to business and
government per year.


Newsworthy: IMS releases draft specification to improve Accessibility
of  Online Learning


He noted the MIT site allows a user to establish personal preference profiles,
that apply across platforms.

Regards/Harvey Bingham
Received on Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:58:24 UTC

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