[Videolib] Introduction and question

Jay Wyant (jay@captionmax.com)
Wed, 5 Sep 2007 17:55:57 -0500

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Dear Video Librarians,

I am the Marketing Director for CaptionMax. We are a media accessibility
services provider. Historically, much of our accessibility work has been in
the broadcast arena. Last year, we received two awards from the Department
of Education to describe and caption non-broadcast educational media. We are
currently working on making DVDs accessible for Films Media Group, Bio
Media, AIT, McGraw-Hill, and other educational publishers.

This is a five-year grant, so we hope to ultimately expand beyond DVDs to
whatever media schools and other learning centers may be using, such as mp3
players or streamed video. We are thrilled with this opportunity to help
make educational media more accessible.

As this is a new market for us, we'd like to ask your feedback on where you
think we should look to learn more about how we can best serve you and your
peers. For example, we are attending, for the first time, the National Media
Market this October. Are there any other conferences we should attend or
publications we should track to better understand your accessibility needs
and requirements?

Because we are creating functions that have never been done before, such as
freezing the video for expanded audio description and providing multiple
captioning (subtitling) tracks. we are seeking feedback from users about
what is needed to make media truly accessible and useful. So any help or
suggestions you can provide in our outreach will be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to reply privately, my email address is
<mailto:jay@captionmax.com> jay@captionmax.com. Our website is
<http://www.captionmax.com/> www.captionmax.com.

Thank you,

j

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Jay Wyant
Marketing Director
CaptionMax <http://www.captionmax.com/>
800.884.2184 Direct
612.341.3566 Main
"Faster, Better, Nicer."


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Dear Video Librarians,
 
I am the Marketing Director for CaptionMax. = We are a=20 media accessibility services provider. Historically, much of our = accessibility=20 work has been in the broadcast arena. Last year, we received two awards = from the=20 Department of Education to describe and caption non-broadcast = educational media.=20 We are currently working on making = DVDs accessible for = Films=20 Media Group, Bio Media, AIT, McGraw-Hill, and other educational = publishers.=20
 
This is a five-year grant, so we hope = to ultimately expand beyond DVDs to = whatever media=20 schools and other learning=20 centers may be using, such as mp3 players or streamed video. = We are=20 thrilled with this opportunity to help make educational media more = accessible.=20
 
As this is a new market for us, we'd like to = ask your=20 feedback on where you think we should look to learn more about how we = can best=20 serve you and your peers. For example, we are attending, for the first time, the = National Media=20 Market this October. Are = there any=20 other conferences we should attend or publications we should track to = better=20 understand your accessibility = needs=20 and requirements?
 
Because we are creating functions that have never = been done=20 before, such as freezing the video for expanded audio description and = providing=20 multiple captioning (subtitling) tracks.=20 we are seeking feedback from users about what is = needed to make media truly accessible and = useful.  So any=20 help or suggestions you can provide in our outreach will be greatly=20 appreciated.
 
If you wish to reply privately, my email address = is=20 jay@captionmax.com. Our=20 website is www.captionmax.com.
 
Thank you,
 
j


Jay=20 Wyant
Marketing=20 Director
CaptionMax
800.884.2184 = Direct=20
612.341.3566 Main
"Faster,=20 Better, Nicer."
 
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