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Tom Harkin’s web videos to be captioned

Tom Harkin’s web videos to be captioned! Editor: Tom Harkin of Iowa has long been one of the leading advocates for people with disabilities, so it should come as no surprise that his campaign web videos will be captioned. Hopefully other politicians will soon follow suit! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Harkin campaign becomes the first Senate campaign to use innovative service to provide ...

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Organizations Promote Online Media Captions

Organizations Promote Online Media Captions Editor: Some of the biggest hi-tech companies are expressing interest in captioning for online media. This is very good news! Here’s the story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 2007 AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! Unite to Advance Online Media Captioning In an effort to overcome technology and production barriers, the leading providers of Web-based video have joined with media ...

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Automatic Sync Technologies Makes Captioning Easy for Adobe Flash

Automatic Sync Technologies Makes Captioning Easy for Adobe Flash March 2007 Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) today announced its CaptionSync automated captioning system now delivers XML caption output for the Adobe Flash CS3 captioning component. This will allow organizations to bring their Flash video into accessibility compliance faster, more affordably, and easier than ever before. This caption output is available immediately ...

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WGBH Creates Tool For Captioning Flash Media

WGBH Creates Tool For Captioning Flash Media Editor: The folks at WGBH have long been on the forefront of creating tools to enable captioning of new media formats. That trend continues with their new tools to simplify captioning of Flash media. Here’s their press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WGBH Access Division Creates “CC for Flash” to Simplify Captioning for Adobe Flash Technology ...

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AOL Announces Closed Captions for Online Video

AOL Announces Closed Captions for Online Video Editor: We’ve long been concerned that new technologies are being developed without considering accessibility to people with hearing loss. An example is the proliferation of uncaptioned online videos. Now AOL is announcing a program to caption streaming news content, which is great news for the hearing loss community! Hopefully this is just the ...

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Guidelines for Creating Accessible Digital Materials Published by WGBH/NCAM

Guidelines for Creating Accessible Digital Materials Published by WGBH/NCAM Editor: WGBH has long been at the leading edge of accessible materials for people with hearing loss. Their latest effort is a set of guidelines for creating accessible digital materials, and they’re distributing CDs at no cost! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Design Guidelines for Electronic Publications, Multimedia and the Web The WGBH National Center ...

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Captioned Video on the Internet

Captioned Video on the Internet By Cheryl Heppner Editor: As usual, NVRC and Cheryl Heppner are taking the lead on advocacy issues important to people with hearing loss. Here’s her recent article on ensuring that internet videos are captioned. If you’d like to share this information, please see the credit at the end of the article. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ During the past ...

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Internet television programming (Yahoo, Google, AOL)

Internet television programming (Yahoo, Google, AOL) Editor: You may know Jamie Berke, who is the editor of About:Deafness/HOH at http://deafness.about.com/. She is also very active in the captioning world, owning the www.captions.org website. She has long been warning people about the dangers of ignoring the issue of captioning on the web. Here’s her recent post to the Captioning email list ...

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Disability Groups Call for Internet Legislation

Disability Groups Call for Internet Legislation Editor: A coalition of groups representing people with disabilities is calling on Congress to mandate access to Internet-based products and services for people with disabilities. The specific needs vary with the disability. For people with hearing loss, captioning of Internet-based video is high on the list; readily available broadband access is a priority for ...

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Access to E-Books: Beyond the Text Project

Access to E-Books: Beyond the Text Project Editor: I’ve long been a fan of WGBH and their ongoing efforts to encourage accessible content for people with disabilities. Their latest effort is a study to evaluate ways to ensure that multimedia content in electronic books (e-books) is accessible. As always, designing accessibility in is way easier than adding it on. With ...

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