Creating Close Captioned Content for BlackBerry Smartphones


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Excerpt from CSUN 2010 lab presentation demonstrating how to create close captioned multimedia content for playback on BlackBerry smartphones that support Close Captioning (BlackBerry Curve 8530, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 smartphones as of 04/07/2010)

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Creating Close Captioned Content for BlackBerry Smartphones

  1. 1. Creating Close Captioned Content for BlackBerry Smartphones Greg Fields Accessibility Product Manager CSUN 2010 | SAN DIEGO
  2. 2. Session Topics <ul><li>About Research In Motion (RIM) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Program @ RIM </li></ul><ul><li>Setup & Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Work </li></ul><ul><li>Questions, More Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Research In Motion
  4. 4. About Research In Motion <ul><li>Leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio of award-winning products: BlackBerry wireless platform, software and hardware licensing agreements, BlackBerry smartphones, software development tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1984, based in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in North, Central and Latin Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Listed on NASDAQ (RIMM) and TSX (RIM) </li></ul>
  5. 5. About Research In Motion <ul><li>BlackBerry Wireless Solution </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry Connect Licensing Program </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphone Product Line </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry Solution Services </li></ul><ul><li>Software Development Tools </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry Authentic Accessories </li></ul>
  6. 6. Accessibility Program & RIM
  7. 7. Accessibility Program @ RIM <ul><li>“ Access to wireless personal communications is critically important to people of all abilities. Research In Motion is committed to developing innovative BlackBerry solutions that empower our customers and improve the quality of their lives.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Robert Crow </li></ul><ul><li>VP – Industry, Government, University Relations </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accessibility Program @ RIM <ul><li>Team initiated in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Organized with Handheld Product Management </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on ensuring BlackBerry products meet the needs of our customers with permanent, temporary and/or age-related impairments </li></ul><ul><li>Active participant within the disability community </li></ul><ul><li>Fund and participate in research that enable access </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in review of related legislation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Setup & Background Information
  10. 10. Media Access Generator (MAGpie) <ul><li>Developed by the National Center for Accessibility Media (NCAM), MAGpie is a software application that enables content owners to author multimedia content that is accessible by persons with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Received Honorable Mention in “Best Educational Streaming Program” ( Streaming Magazine's 2003 Reader's Choice awards) </li></ul><ul><li>New version 2.5 (Windows) now supports export of accessible multimedia to new BlackBerry smartphones </li></ul><ul><li>Available free of charge at </li></ul>
  11. 11. BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators <ul><li>Use BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators to view and test how BlackBerry® Device Software and the screen, keyboard and trackwheel/trackball will work with your application. With a BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator, you can run and debug applications as if they were on an actual BlackBerry smartphone. </li></ul><ul><li>Available as a free download at </li></ul>
  12. 12. Setup Overview <ul><li>Install and setup MAGpie and BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator </li></ul><ul><li>Create new project in MAGpie </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and save captions for an existing video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export newly closed captioned video content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Run content on BlackBerry smartphone simulator </li></ul>
  13. 13. MAGpie Setup Steps <ul><li>Install MP4Box from </li></ul><ul><li>Install the latest Java desktop software from </li></ul><ul><li>Install the latest QuickTime software from </li></ul><ul><li>Install MAGpie from </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lab Work
  15. 15. Questions? Greg Fields Accessibility Product Manager BlackBerry Handheld Business Unit Research In Motion (RIM) [email_address]
  16. 16. More Information <ul><li>BlackBerry Accessibility Microsite </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry Accessibility Inquiries </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>NCAM MAGpie Tool </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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