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YouTube’s caption tools – still hit and miss

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I’ve been spending some time on YouTube recently, as we’re hosting a number of videos on the platform for a campaign we’re running to recruit foster carers. Obviously we wanted … Continue reading

Auto-captioning on YouTube

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Just a quick post to point out a very interesting post over at the official Google Blog, where they’ve announced that automatic captioning is coming to YouTube. This is really … Continue reading

Captioning BSL videos

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Some of you will know about my project to get British Sign Language content on our corporate website. For the background to this, see the original business case and my … Continue reading

Accessibility and social media – my presentation

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Those of you who read my overview of accessibility and social media back in June know that I spoke about the subject at the ScotWeb2 unconference. Liz Ayzan, from LGEO … Continue reading

Auto-play: a usability and accessibility failure

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My organisation recently published a number of videos on the public website (EDIT – have removed the link as the videos have been taken off now). Those videos started automatically … Continue reading

Filming web content in BSL

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I’ve just got back from a busy day filming BSL videos – simple, short clips of a person signing key content taken from the website. For the whys and wherefores, … Continue reading

Deaf Awareness Week and BSL video online

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This week (4th – 10th May 2009) is Deaf Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Look At Me”, aims to: improve understanding of the different types of deafness by highlighting the … Continue reading

Report from Scottish Public Sector Barcamp 27th March

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At 5pm last Friday, dozens of like-minded web enthusiasts gathered at the Microsoft offices at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh, for a Scottish Public Sector Barcamp meetup. On the agenda was everything … Continue reading

My 2009 Web Resolutions

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OK, not so much resolutions as a list of to-dos. These are areas which I’ll be looking more into during 2009. If you’ve got similar goals, or think I should … Continue reading

public.tv vs youtube

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I’ve been looking into the possibility of getting some of our Council’s videos online, following a number of requests. Possible examples include footage of awards ceremonies , interviews with service … Continue reading

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