An interesting read

Michelle D'Souza michelle.dsouza at utoronto.ca
Mon Aug 18 17:54:13 UTC 2008


Thanks for sending this!  Here's a project that the ATRC has been  
involved in that you may find interesting:

http://www2.aslpah.ca/home/index.php?lang=en

Michelle


On 13-Aug-08, at 6:39 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:

> 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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Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
University of Toronto






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