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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.
     http:/boston-ia.org
"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

     http://www.paciellogroup.com/index_mx.html

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
     compatibility
     usability.



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.

     http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/


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.

     http://ncam.wgbh.org

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

     http://ncam.wgbh.org/news/pr_20030430.html

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

Regards/Harvey Bingham
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