Captioned WWW Movies and Ot (fwd)
fpennell at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 19 10:03:49 PDT 1996
Here is a posting from the Web Access Project, a project of the National
Center for Accessible Media. Francie Pennell
The Web Access Project, a part of the CPB/WGBH National
Center for Accessible Media (NCAM), has been experimenting
with ways to provide captioned movie clips on the World Wide
Web. Six different captioned clips, in both the QuickTime(R)
and AVI formats, are now available at our web site
(http://www.wgbh.org/ncam). These movies are playable on
either a PC or Macintosh. We are most interested to hear
what you have to say about our efforts to make movies on the
Web accessible, so please download a clip and let us know
what you think! Send your comments to geoff_freed at wgbh.org.
For the curious, we have also uploaded instructions on how to
caption your own movie clips, using the same method we used.
In other news, the Web Access Project now maintains a list of
Web sites which use the Web Access Symbol. Webmasters may
use the symbol (and its alt-text tag and description) to
indicate that their sites have been designed with the needs
of disabled Web surfers in mind. The list, which is updated
every two weeks, and the Web Access Symbol are both available
at NCAM's Web site (http://www.wgbh.org/ncam). Additionally,
you can get the symbol via anonymous ftp at 188.8.131.52.
Check out some or all of the sites on the list. If you think
the sites have (or have not) been well designed, let the
webmasters know! If you know of a site which uses the Web
Access Symbol but is not yet on our list, please send a
message, including the URL, to geoff_freed at wgbh.org.
Support for the Web Access Project has been received from the
Telecommunications Funding Partnership for People with
Disabilities, and The Boston Foundation. For further
information about this project, contact geoff_freed at wgbh.org.
You may also send a note to this address if you wish to be
removed from our mailing list.
Larry Goldberg, Director
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
125 Western Ave.
Boston, MA 02134
e-mail: Larry_Goldberg at WGBH.org
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