RE: [Videolib] Accessible Media

Jay Wyant (jay@captionmax.com)
Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:24:03 -0600

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Folks,

Christine Godin said: "We need products that are accessible by all students
and are useful as instructional tools."

We (CaptionMax) are a major accessibility services provider for DVD
producers. Some of you may have met our representatives at NMM last month.
At that conference and in other situations, video producers have asked us
"what states are requiring that educational videos be accessible?"
Basically, just like television producers, many of them feel they need a law
to justify the expense of making a DVD accessible.

So I have two questions that I would love to hear back from you on - either
on list or via private email to me at jay@captionmax.com:

1. Does your state have any such accessibility requirements for educational
media (K-12, postsecondary, public libraries, all the above)? If so, could
you possibly point me to the relevant citation to reference?

2. Does your institution have any accessibility requirements? That is, does
your institution require you to justify any purchase of non-accessible
materials?

nb: "fully accessible" in our opinion means both audio described and
captioned and authored with audio menus. If your standard is more limited,
it would be great to know that.

Thanks!

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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Folks,
 
Christine Godin said: "We need products that are = accessible by=20 all students and are useful as instructional = tools."
 
We = (CaptionMax) are a=20 major accessibility services provider for DVD producers. Some of you may = have=20 met our representatives at NMM last month. At that conference and in = other=20 situations, video producers have asked us "what states are = requiring that=20 educational videos be accessible?" Basically, just like television = producers,=20 many of them feel they need a law to justify the expense of making a DVD = accessible.
 
So I have two questions that I would love to = hear back=20 from you on - either on list or via private email to me at jay@captionmax.com:<= /FONT>
 
1. Does your state have any such = accessibility=20 requirements for educational media (K-12, postsecondary, public = libraries, all=20 the above)? If so, could you possibly point me to the relevant citation = to=20 reference?
 
2. Does your institution have any = accessibility=20 requirements? That is, does your institution require you to justify any = purchase=20 of non-accessible materials?
 
nb: "fully accessible" in our = opinion means both=20 audio described and captioned and authored with audio menus. If your = standard is=20 more limited, it would be great to know = that.
 
Thanks! 

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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