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outreach update

From: Justin Thorp <justin@mycapitalweb.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 00:23:47 -0400
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Message-Id: <B44778BA-125C-4C32-8163-D59398279406@mycapitalweb.com>
There is a popular Internet television show that I watch called  
CommandN [1].  On the show they talk about computers, the web, and  
general technology news.  They started a cool segment about how to  
make good web sites.

I sent the show host/producer, Amber MacArthur, a quick e-mail saying  
web accessibility would be a good topic for their web site segment.   
I pointed to some of WAI's resources.

I received a response back. Because of my suggestion, they are going  
to talk about web accessibility in an upcoming episode and tell  
people about WAI resources.

I think a pretty cool potential trend is that, with podcasting[2] and  
Internet television [3], your seeing a surge in niche market  
programming all of a sudden becoming available.  There are podcasts  
and Internet television shows that are aimed directly at groups like  
web developers.

I think this is an exciting potential opportunity for outreach.  Two  
years ago people could have never imagined the idea of tv show or  
radio show (podcast) just for web developers or any other niche  
group. But with recent developments on the web, this is possible and  
very popular.

I think podcasting and Internet television are a cool new way to  
reach people with the message of web accessibility.

[1] http://commandn.typepad.com/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
[3]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_television

Justin Thorp
Received on Friday, 30 September 2005 04:23:14 UTC

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