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Re: Virtual tours & accessibility


From: Wendy Mullin
Date: Sep 30, 2005 8:40AM

Hi Peter -

I'd be interested in knowing anything you find on creating accessible virtual tours. I was just discussing this topic with a colleague earlier this week, and was about to post a similar question when I saw your posts on this subject to both the WebAim list and the UWEBD listserv.



Wendy R. Mullin
University of South Carolina, Web Developer
1244 Blossom Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29208
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I'm wondering if anyone has worked with making web-based virtual tours
of facilities accessible.

Specifically, I want to find out what techniques are necessary (and if
it's even possible) to make a QuickTime VR panoramic (or other panoramic
plug-in) "virtual tour" meet Section 508 requirements. What is the
right approach in this case?

I did find an interesting related article on creating accessible virtual
tours (in this case, for museum web sites), but it didn't speak
specifically to the "panoramic plugin" issue:


Any help or links to resources would be appreciated.

Peter Mosinskis
Web Services Supervisor
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI)
One University Drive
Camarillo CA 93012
805-437-8587 phone
805-437-8552 fax

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