Re: Re[2]: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 19:28:34 -0700

Hi Don,

Absolutely! That's most certainly my intention. I'm starting with PMN because I think that should be the easier job to tackle effectively, but, yes, absolutely, Castblaster is also high on my list. Stay tuned, everybody!

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----- Original Message ----- From: "djc" <djc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 7:16 PM
Subject: Re[2]: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow



I hope they will make everything from castblaster right on up accessible.
Thanks for your work Darrell.


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On 11/13/2005 at 4:00 PM Darrell Shandrow wrote:

Hi Chris,

Adam made affirmative statements on accessibility to me personally
(knowing
that I was recording the footage for my own podcast), then he made them to

possibly a couple of hundred thousand podcast listeners to the Daily
Source
Code.  I am thus cautiously optimistic that we will see real action now,
and, of course, will do all I can to keep this going from my side of the
house.
Stay tuned; this is hopefully going to be a big break through for us!

Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
A+, CSSA, Network+!
Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow



Hi Darrell
Thanks for the work you're doing with PMN and Podshow. Now if Adam, or
whoever gives access to the bugzilla data base doesn't come through with

their promise, I have no doubt that you'll remind them!
Let's hope that what Adam says isn't just all talk and no action.





At 01:20 PM 11/13/2005, you wrote:
Hi Steve and all!

Absolutely! For that matter, anyone, please send your PMN bug reports
to
me, privately and off list, to editor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I'll test

them and add them to the system as soon as I receive the needed access.

Thanks.

Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
A+, CSSA, Network+!
Check out high quality telecommunications services at
http://ld.net/?nu7i
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
Blind Access Journal blog: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Holmes"
<steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow


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Congrats Darrell,  Good on you mate (As Jonathan would say):).

I hope you will let us know whenever you need additional help or input
when filing those bugs:).  I think the best way to tackle some of these
accessibility issues would be to break down a list of items and focus
on
them one at a time.  I don't mean single thread so much but identify
them as individual action items and perhaps some or many of us can take
these on one at a time as individuals and prepare examples or
demonstrations in audio form or what have you and send it to
appropriate
individuals at Podshow.  It sounds like you could almost carve out a
position there and be identified as a "Accessibility Archatec" or
something similar.  It would be like a system archatec or lead database
administrator in other work settings.  I see a lot of potential here.

I personally would like to expound further to CC Chapman or one of his
programmers concerning the music network and pay specific attention to
the graphics used to play selections and the labeling of image links in
the PMN web site.  Those two things alone, I think, would salve 90
percent of the accessibility issues with the PMN.

On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 09:46:16PM -0700, Darrell Shandrow wrote:
Hi Mac,

What we may really need is a tutorial for blind beginners to podcast
listening.  Unfortunately, as an accessibility evangelist, I just
don't
personally have enough time and resources to do this, but there are a
number of others, Jonathan Mosen?,  who might be able to help?  I
really
do
wish I could do more, but it is absolutely critical that someone make
all
this stuff accessible!


Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications! Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator! A+, CSSA, Network+! Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by another person. Blind Access Journal blog: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mac Norins" <macatack5@xxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 6:29 PM Subject: Re: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow


>Gary, > >What did you think I meant about this? I was simply saying that
some
>of
>us
>do not have all of the expertise and haven't followed all the
threads >(and
>I
>mean ALL of them) that we might need, to know what is happening with
>podcasting and the like.  I have listened to a lot of stuff on Main
>Menu,on
>Mosen's site, on some tech podcasts, but I still need to get a
regimen
> >in
>place; for instance-- how to latch onto RSS URells and how to use
the >News
>Gator, when I have used Outlook Express but not Outlook, etc., etc.,

> >etc.
>So, when I say that this stuff sounds like an"inside job", where, on
a
>public list people are talking about stuff that they know, I get
>frustrated
>and don't want to sound ignorant; does this make sense to you? I
>totally
>agree that this accessibility issue is slowly (unfortunately) being
>solved,
>but, let's try to tell each other what is going on, whenever we can!

>It
>was
>just a turn in the road, where I thought it was time to sound off!!
>
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>-Mac-
>
> ----- Original Message ----- >From: "Gary Wood" <k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 2:49 PM
>Subject: Re: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow
>
>
>This doesn't sound anything but good for us!
>----- Original Message ----- >From: "Chris Skarstad"
<toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 2:57 PM
>Subject: Re: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow
>
>
>>Mac
>>
>>Like Jeff said, it's very simple. darryl went to the Podcast
portable
>>expo, where many podcast producers and listeners are going, and
spoke >>to
>>Adam Curry and many of his associates about better accessibility
for
>>podcasting in general, and the podsafe music network, in
particular.
>>I
>>can't possibly make it any simpler than that.
>>This is going to be great, because now Darryl, a blind person, will

>>be
>>able to offer feedback to Podshow about how to make things more
>>accessible
>>for everyone involved.
>>
>>At 01:48 PM 11/12/2005, you wrote:
>>>Jeff, it is not that simple, for newbies; what podcasts would give
a
>>>history
>>>of all of this?  You assume that everyone is on the same page,
by >>>making
>>>that comment, that it is really simple, don't you?  You are not
>>>always
>>>playing to the choir, in this realm, you know; does this make
sense
>>>to
>>>you?
>>>I mean, I know you are busy, but, really, some of us need to have
>>>some
>>>info
>>>on how to do this-- you cannot hold all the cards!
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>-Mac-
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 11:37 AM
>>>Subject: RE: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow
>>>
>>>
>>>Well, it is simple really.  Darrell went to the podcast
expo >>>conference
>>>and
>>>met with Aaron and Adam and talked about accessibility, and this
is >>>the
>>>result <smile>.
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mac Norins
>>>Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 12:35 PM
>>>To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Subject: Re: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow
>>>
>>>Jeff,
>>>
>>>All this inside info; could you take some time to explain what
is >>>going
>>>on?
>>>
>>>Mac Norins
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 9:46 AM
>>>Subject: Darrell Shandrow makes huge inroads with Podshow
>>>
>>>
>>>Darrell Shandrow makes a huge leap with Podshow at the Podcasting
>>>conference
>>>this weekend.  On today's Daily Source code Adam Curry mandates a
>>>"accessibility effort" with podshow HQ.  Direct access will be
given >>>to
>>>the
>>>bugzilla database to track accessibility issues.
>>>
>>>All I have to say is, great job Darrell!!!
>>>
>>>With Andrew G also joining podshow, this is nothing but
awesome! >>>Expect
>>>to
>>>see changes folks.
>>>
>>>Thank you Adam, your awesome!
>>>
>>>Darrell may also be on TWIT this week with Leo.  Let's all hope
Leo >>>has a
>>>good contact with Google and Yahoo to make a difference.  Darrell
>>>did
>>>speak
>>>at length with Yahoo at the conference and it looks like they have
a
>>>better
>>>understanding of issues surrounding accessibility.
>>>
>>>Jeff
>>
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