OZeWAI 2007 Delivering accessible multimedia through a Content Management System Benjamin Laird, Developer Lantern CMS
Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Recognisin...
Introduction <ul><li>Morpheum </li></ul><ul><li>Lantern Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>OZeWAI </li></ul>
Accessible multimedia <ul><li>Growing demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to video-sharing websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Goals <ul><li>Provide a simple way of adding multimedia with accessibility features to the CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a...
Recognising the changing nature of the Web <ul><li>Standards are not static </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice techniques...
Accessibility challenges  <ul><li>No single reference on accessibility and multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between te...
Resource Library video caption audio maps flash video maps caption audio
Resource Library <ul><li>Generic Resource Library that described the relationship between the components </li></ul><ul><li...
QuickTime resource Lantern CMS SMIL video caption audio Website  front-end QuickTime link
Advantages of accessibility focused development <ul><li>Able to deliver accessible multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Created a ...
On-going challenges <ul><li>Maintaining an awareness of standards and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining a catalogue...
Conclusion <ul><li>Because we aimed for an accessible solution we obtained a better result than was originally anticipated...
Multimedia accessibility references <ul><li>NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media) http://ncam.wgbh.org/ </li></ul><u...
Contact <ul><li>Morpheum –  www.morpheum.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Lantern –  www.lanterncms.com </li></ul>
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  • Presentation on capability Biggest development to date Extend the life 3 series to allow us to focus on version 4 when this becomes applicable Provide a training and learning environment for .Net Ensure no impact on Lantern 3 series upgrades Support the pending Sustainability Victoria database integration project Provide support for .NET integration across Lantern 3.2+ websites Deliver the project within agreed timeline and budget and to quality standard.
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    1. 1. OZeWAI 2007 Delivering accessible multimedia through a Content Management System Benjamin Laird, Developer Lantern CMS
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Recognising the changing nature of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Library </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of accessibility-focused development </li></ul><ul><li>On-going challenges </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Morpheum </li></ul><ul><li>Lantern Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>OZeWAI </li></ul>
    4. 4. Accessible multimedia <ul><li>Growing demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to video-sharing websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capability to deliver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessible multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of multimedia </li></ul>
    5. 5. Goals <ul><li>Provide a simple way of adding multimedia with accessibility features to the CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a way for users to insert the multimedia into a Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with third party solutions that do not directly accommodate accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>A single library to manage all resources </li></ul>
    6. 6. Recognising the changing nature of the Web <ul><li>Standards are not static </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology is not static </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive technologies </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Accessibility challenges <ul><li>No single reference on accessibility and multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between technology standards and accessibility techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational knowledge limitations </li></ul>
    8. 8. Resource Library video caption audio maps flash video maps caption audio
    9. 9. Resource Library <ul><li>Generic Resource Library that described the relationship between the components </li></ul><ul><li>Each resource is described individually and transformed individually </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible and asset-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media at a third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caption files are stored with the CMS </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. QuickTime resource Lantern CMS SMIL video caption audio Website front-end QuickTime link
    11. 11. Advantages of accessibility focused development <ul><li>Able to deliver accessible multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Created a system that is able to adapt to changing standards </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users do not need to know about the technical implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They only need to know what to provide for accessibility reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unexpected advantages </li></ul>
    12. 12. On-going challenges <ul><li>Maintaining an awareness of standards and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining a catalogue of techniques and methods </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting users’ knowledge of accessibility </li></ul>
    13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Because we aimed for an accessible solution we obtained a better result than was originally anticipated </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of the changing nature of Web standards </li></ul><ul><li>There are difficulties for organisations that are primarily oriented towards implementing solutions </li></ul>
    14. 14. Multimedia accessibility references <ul><li>NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media) http://ncam.wgbh.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) http://www.webaim.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for Access http://www.skillsforaccess.org.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Clark http://joeclark.org/ </li></ul>
    15. 15. Contact <ul><li>Morpheum – www.morpheum.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Lantern – www.lanterncms.com </li></ul>

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