Conference to come

18Sep2011

We wrote an inventory report on guidelines and regulations for accessibility of digital information in the Netherlands. Of course there are the WCAG guidelines but there are also some Dutch derivatives for government websites and for education. You can download this study (in Dutch) here. And in English here

Voorpagina van startnotitie

The study will be the starting point for a small conference on accessibility and MediaMosa, Wednesday 28 September.
In this conference we will talk about adding Captions, Subtitles, Audio Description, text to Audio Description, Sign Language, and other issues linked with accessibility and MediaMosa. There are a lot of choices you can make in these issues. File formats for Captions, Subtitles or Audio Description. Is there one favorite? Or do you want support for multiple formats? Which properties do you want to store and which of them are required. Are there possibilities for community generated content, like the subtitles in TED? Connections with Automatic Speech Recognition? Techniques to use; SMIL, WebVTT, HTML5. Internal or external storage?
There is a lot of work to be done before we will have a clear picture but I hope we will make good progress next week.