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Re: accessible image database


From: Emma Duke-Williams
Date: Sep 4, 2006 3:20AM

I know that the last time someone mentioned this (starting Jun 27th),
I mentioned the enlarger that is demoed on

I'm not sure what sort of accessibility you're looking for in this
application, but I'd have thought that if you're thinking about people
using it to find images personally, then the ability to enlarge might
well be very useful.

However, from another point of view, surely the biggest
"accessibility" aid in an image database is the effectiveness of the
tagging by the person who entered the image in the first place.

Are you also looking for something that might be easy to use for
someone with cognitive difficulties (e.g. suggesting alternative
spellings if you seem to have entered a wrong word, as Google does?) -
and other ideas to ease searching.


On 8/27/06, Joseph O'Connor < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Aug 26, 2006, at 11:00 AM, <EMAIL REMOVED>
> wrote:
> > Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> >
> > Joseph O'Connor wrote:
> >> I'm seeking an image database with an accessible interface.
> >> One thing I've come across is:
> >> http://scooch.gr0w.com/
> >> Scooch is a bit too... well... cute:-)
> >> We're looking for a system with digital rights management and no
> >> emoticons:-)
> >
> > Could you clarify the DRM aspect here? Automatic watermarking?
> > Digimark?
> Patrick,
> Watermarking and a way to order images in higher resolutions with
> input of personal/organizational information. We're making our PR
> image archive available on line. We'll want to limit access to in-
> house use, but from time to time a request will come from
> organizations outside of CSUN and we'd like a way to give them access
> for a time. An accessible interface is prime on our list with DRM
> second.
> BTW, about Scooch... Jon Tan of Grow Collective replied to my query
> about Scooch (in part):
> "...Scooch is *not* a gallery application as all the full images and
> thumbnails are held in one document so the more images are added to a
> single show the greater the downloading time for that page. The
> reason for doing this was to give each slide show a semantic
> footprint as a complete document via a single URI on the web. All the
> content, including images is therefore discoverable in context and
> accessible among other benefits."
> Joseph O'Connor
> CSUN Manager University Web Communications

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