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Re: Accessible podcasts


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 22, 2006 6:00PM

geoff freed wrote:

>> I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way, and maybe I'm
>> making a very generalised assumption, but: how many deaf/hard
>> of hearing people use an iPod or similar portable player?
> It's impossible to say. But that's not really the issue. Movies should be
> captioned, regardless of the playback mechanism. Deaf people watch movies
> at home and in the theaters. Why not on handheld devices?

Of course. That's not what I meant (and earlier in the thread I already
mentioned SMIL as a possible solution that can accommodate captioned and
non-captioned playback on capable devices without the need for
re-encoding etc). What I was getting at is: because of the
misunderstanding regarding what podcasting actually means, a large
number of replies started focussing on the "but why would you want to do
it on a small handheld screen". As was rightly pointed out, this is not
just about video on iPod. Therefore my question was mainly aimed at
those taking the screensize as an argument for not doing it.

In short: I'm on your side :)

Patrick H. Lauke