RE: Accessibility issues for mention at upcoming podcasting conference.

  • From: "Mika Pyyhkala" <pyyhkala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 17:01:28 -0400

Hi,

I believe that hardware devices represent a key accessibility obstacle to
podcast producers and listeners who are blind or visually impaired.  These
devices typically require the use of a screen, and do not incorporate
universal design features that would elleviate many of the accessibility
issues.

I will also be at this conference and can help to bring some of these issues
to the attention of podcasting product and service vendors.

Regards,
Mika Pyyhkala
Podcast: DC Night Out
 http://www.dcnightout.com
Vice President
http://www.blindcitizens.org



-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debbie Hazelton
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 3:28 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Accessibility issues for mention at upcoming podcasting
conference.

That is neat Darrell.  You already know so many of the concerns, fellow
podcaster.  Thanks.
   

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 2:08 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Accessibility issues for mention at upcoming podcasting conference.

Hi all,

I have made the final decision to attend the Portable Media Expo and
Podcasting Conference in November.  My most important goal for doing so is
to help bring accessibility concerns just a bit closer to the forefront of
the technology industry, of which portable media and podcasting are most
certainly a part.  I am asking all of you to submit to me (either on list or
via private mail to editor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) a list of your
accessibility concerns with the hardware (both for creating and listening to
portable media), the software and the web sites created in this industry.

I look forward to your constructive feedback and useful information I can
take to this conference in hopes of making the contacts necessary to affect
some positive changes for our ability to participate in the world of
technology.

Thanks.

Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
A+, CSSA, Network+!
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Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
Blind Access Journal blog: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com 


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