An interesting read

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Wed Aug 13 22:39:49 UTC 2008


Enjoyed the article!

Here is an interesting site I ran across recently which reaches out to  
their Deaf customers in another way--adding sign language greetings  
(along with a "transcription" of what is being signed) to several of  
its pages: http://www.hdscenter.org/.

On Aug 13, 2008, at 10:28 AM, Mark Norton wrote:

> 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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>> Eli Cochran
>> user interaction developer
>> ETS, UC Berkeley
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