Re: [videoblogging] Re: Newbie

On 10/08/2004, at 6:21 AM, Rob Wilks wrote:

> I'm glad you brought up the=
issue of subtitles by the way,
> Deirdr=E9. We all know that many TV chann=
els and most films are now
> subtitled (either at the cinema, on VHS or DVD=
), but what about
> video streams on the internet? Broadcasting is regulat=
ed by various
> organistions, but as far as I know, the internet isn't regu=
lated at
> all, so how can you ensure that deafies are given complete acces=
s to
> this medium?

excellent points all around and it is important that p=
eople realise
that sign languages are *very* different to English.

The we=
b accessibility initiative (wai), part of the w3c is attempting
to deal wi=
th this. w3c is the consortium that tries to provide
governance for intern=
et standards, and wai addresses these issues
specifically, though not succ=
essfully.

cheers
Adrian Miles
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