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From: Roades, Adam
Date: Nov 27, 2001 12:35AM


Kevin,
Actually, live Web casts are included under the Access Board standard which
states:
"All training and informational video and multimedia productions which
support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or
other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content,
shall be open or closed captioned."
Since a Web cast is multi-media and contains audio information essential to
the message, it counts. I have done a partial search and suggest checking
into these vendors:
Speche - www.speche.com/e_scription.asp
Rapidtext - www.rapidtext.com/sub/textcast.htm
RealTime Reporters - www.rtreporters.com
Also check out www.captions.org/alphalinks2.cfm for more information on this
topic.
Adam Roades
Instructional Designer, Anteon Corporation
<EMAIL REMOVED>
(703) 246-0720
"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of
you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
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Date: 26 Nov 2001 12:39:08 -0600
From: Kevin Price < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: captioning live webcast?
Is captioning a live webcast possible? I know the guidelines mention
adding text captioning to multimedia clips but I haven't heard anything
about creating captioning for live web events. Is there any guidelines
that suggest that live captioning is a mandatory accommodation?
Kevin Price
Assistive Technologist-Assistive Computing Resource Center (ACRC)
Academic Computing and Media
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
909-880-5079 FAX 909-880-7075


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