An interesting read

Mark Norton markjnorton at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 13 17:28:56 UTC 2008


Is this what IMS-ACCMD (at part of AccessForAll) was all about?  
Accessibility Metadata provides the ability to represent alternative 
communication forms including langauges, captioning, signing, etc.

- Mark Norton

Eli Cochran wrote:
> Very interesting article. 
>
> One audience for captioning not reflected in the article is search 
> engines. Machine readable captions allow search engines to search 
> auditory and visual content. The question becomes is it better to 
> search a transcription or a translation. Ideally both. 
>
> In an ideal world all captioning would provide multiple tracks 
> presenting various translations as well as a transcriptions.
>
> - Eli
>  
> On Aug 13, 2008, at 7:00 AM, Jonathan Hung wrote:
>
>> Cool. Nice to see them trying to educate the masses. I hope their 
>> popularity will reach some people with respect to accessibility.
>>
>> I totally agree that translation and transcription need to be 
>> improved. All the nuances and context are lost through transforming 
>> audio into words. The statistic about deaf illiteracy is also really 
>> interesting. Makes you wonder who captioning is really for? Insomniac 
>> husbands with a sleeping spouse I guess.
>>
>> Good to see this kind of article wander by.
>>
>> ---
>> Jonathan Hung / jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca 
>> <mailto:jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca>
>> University of Toronto - ATRC
>> Tel: (416) 946-3002
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Jacob Farber 
>> <jacob.farber at utoronto.ca <mailto:jacob.farber at utoronto.ca>> wrote:
>>
>>     Sometimes ALA has something good to say....
>>
>>     Deafness and the User Experience
>>     http://www.alistapart.com/articles/deafnessandtheuserexperience
>>
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