Category: Accessibility

280 Slides

I’ve just had a wee play with 280 Slides. I’m impressed. It let me search online for images & videos that could be embedded, and then let me upload it to slideshare. In terms of Presentations, it’s not got too many choices, just a few backgrounds & a few layouts – but given that most…

Audio on posts.

I’ve been using the Talkr podcast for some time now, but it seems to have stopped working (? when I upgraded to WordPress 2.5). I’ve therefore just tried VozMe, which seems to work. It’s a little slower, as it creates the mp3 file on the fly. On the other hand, that means that it’s going…

Audio bits and bobs.

EveryZing – attempts to analyse the audio in online audio and video to enable searching (Technical details are outlined in SpeechTechMag). I’ve just tried searching “News” for “Peter Tobin” – who has cropped up a lot in the UK news in the past few days. I didn’t get any hits, though when I extended this…

Scribd

Quentin d’Souza has uploaded his Web 2.0 ideas for Educators to scribd. It’s similar to Zoho, Google Docs etc., in that you can upload Word Documents etc. It differs in that they are then designed for viewing – as .pdf, Word, plain text – and, which I think could be useful for quite a few…

Read Pal

ReadPal is an interesting looking piece of software. It claims that it lets you read faster than you might otherwise on screen. I’ve had a look, and I think that it could have some uses – the first problem I ran into was the fact that it only integrates with IE, not with Firefox (didn’t…

Dispelling the myth of caption size

Had you asked me before this morning about the possibility of putting captions on video designed for an iPod, I’d have thought that the screen would be too small to make it really worth while. However, Joe Clark has posted a very clear description of how it’s entirely possible – mainly because an iPod screen…

Audio blogs

I’ve looked in the past at setting up audio for this blog, to enhance accessibility. The options, when I first investigated were either to record everything myself – which would have been very slow, or to use a plugin that read it. The first that I tried was Feed2podcast, which I set up, though ultimately…

Subtitling Google Video

Ben Werdmuller has an example of a subtitled Google Video. It seems to be easy to do, though probably not as flexible as things like Magpie. But, it’s a start….