March 2007 archive

NCAM/CC for Flash

WGBH Access Division Creates “CC for Flash” to Simplify Captioning for Adobe Flash Technology http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/ccforflash/ Accessibility and Search Enhanced by Free Tool; Easy-to-Embed Flash-Based-Media Player also Available Use of Adobe┬« Flash┬« technology to add dynamic and engaging video content to Web sites is growing exponentially. With WGBH’s new solution, developers are able to more easily …

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Babel Neglects Deaf Audience

The Oscar nominated movie, Bable, has a deaf Japanese woman character who struggles to communicate with her father. The irony is that Japanese deaf moviegoers couldn’t follow the movie as explained ‘Babel’ ignores deaf audience. Variety also has a report. Embarrassing, but not surprising overssight.

No Soliciting Signs

They came again! Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door and it was obvious they came to me because they were signing to each other. I have a “No soliciting” sign right by the doorbell, but they probably don’t see themselves as solicitors. I can’t find a sign or information that takes care of the religious …

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Business Meeting with Hearing and Deaf Men

Kokonut Pundits posted a video of a hearing and deaf man conversing without pen and paper, without sign language and lipreading and without misunderstandings. Why not do this with instant messenger or email? In watching the video, I didn’t see anything that couldn’t be done through instant messenger. But it’s still a great tool because …

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