Re: Podcasting and accessibility

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 18:42:28 -0700

Hi Barry,

Adam Curry has pledge that accessibility will become a part of the DNA on which Podshow operates and, on that front, I am extremely able and willing to be patient for awhile during the transition of PMN and the implementation of new services such as the PDN. There is, in fact, some method to the madness I have caused, but, well, it is off topic now and nobody seems to get it anyhow.

I talked with Adam and a few others at the expo and Adam made some very public pledges of accessibility. Just one example of how, in fact, I do actually work cooperatively with others to achieve positive results. I just don't have any room for craziness, either. Enough said...

----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Campbell" <jazzlion1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 4:02 PM
Subject: Podcasting and accessibility

 I have been reading this thread with interest and am on one hand
applauding Daryl for his commitment to accessibility and on the other hand
concerned that if we as blind persons push accessibility down the throats of
developers then we are only shooting ourselves in the foot.  I have not read
any of the statements by cc chapman or Adam but wonder why when PMN was
created why accessibility was not taken into consideration when Adam clearly
has been impressed by blindcasters in the past.  I also wonder because
Ipodder and Juice have been made accessible to us.  It is important to let
pmn know that we as blind persons are concerned about equal access and want
to work with them on making pmn accessible but also we should patition Adam
and cc and the entire pod show team that if they are interested in making
any future programs or application available that they might consider hiring
a person with a background in programming for disabled persons.  They might
consider contracting with persons on an as needed basis to test any new or
existing application to point out ways to make these systems accessible.

Jeff I know you don't want any talk about this on this list but I feel that
this topic was relevant when it was brought up but went off topic when all
the hostility began.

    Clearly we as blind  persons must insist that applications be made
accessible because  pod casting has become the Television for the blind.

Barry Campbell
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