An IET technology coffee morning talk by Wendy Porch and me, on the MALT Wiki project.
ABSTRACT: The generally low incidence of captioning for the deaf and audio description for those with sight impairments on the web is in stark contrast to the progress made in basic web accessibility. The captioning function offered by YouTube is a step in the right direction, though there are clear problems. Audio description is in a worse state.
As video and multimedia are often key components of distance courses, and can be valuable for informal learning this is a real concern for all educators, including the Open University. Furthermore, the University has a quasi-marketing presence on Web 2.0 sites, with introductory videos on YouTube and iTunes U.
The talk will summarise the problems and discuss a project that aims to address them...
See the DISCO web site
The event will be Podcast.