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Live webcast

From: Robert Neff <rneff@moon.jic.com>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 20:01:57 -0700
Message-ID: <00a701be9835$f8434780$4b109cce@rneff.jic.com>
To: "IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Well, we managed our first live webcast and what an experience.  On Tuesday, the White House unveiled the new design of the new dollar coin for the U.S. Mint. Would have got the word out, but we did not get press release approval till the morning of the event.  By that time I was hustling to coordinate last minute details.

Had tried to get this to have live close captioned or text streaming.  There are companies that support text streaming but their products have not been tested with the multimedia hosting companies.  One of the products just came out of beta and looked promising but they were not sure they could support a capacity requirement, that is, too many hits would crash their server.  The live close captioning just is not there - the servers are unreliable and easily crash.  

We did get a text transcript up that night as we had a phone line there and a company was transcribing this for us. The close captioned file should be going up very soon.

The webcast can be found at  http://webevents.broadcast.com/usmint/dollarcoin/
or see the design at http://www.usmint.gov/dollarcoin/index.cfm

Received on Thursday, 6 May 1999 20:04:50 UTC

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