Trends and Futures in Accessible Media in the Classroom:  Assistive and Accessible Technologies National Center for Techno...
WGBH’s Media Access Group •  The Caption Center (est. 1972) Captions television, home videos, feature films,  CD & DVD-ROM...
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM - est. 1993) Research and development faci...
Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Third-party hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible design (incl....
Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Screen readers:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JAWS (Windows) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Screen magnifiers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ZoomText (Windows) </li></ul></ul><...
Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Motor control assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Headstick </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Assistive and accessible technologies Refreshable Braille displays  for blind and deaf/blind users
Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Deaf and hard-of-hearing users: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No 3rd party technolog...
Contact Information <ul><li>The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family  </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Accessible Media at WG...
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Trends and Futures in Accessible Media in the Classroom: Assistive and Accessible Technologies

  1. 1. Trends and Futures in Accessible Media in the Classroom: Assistive and Accessible Technologies National Center for Technology Innovation • WGBH National Center for Accessible Media June 28, 2009 NECC 2009
  2. 2. WGBH’s Media Access Group • The Caption Center (est. 1972) Captions television, home videos, feature films, CD & DVD-ROM, streaming video • Descriptive Video Service (est. 1990) Describes television, home videos, feature films by inserting narrated descriptions of key visual elements during pauses in dialogue
  3. 3. Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM - est. 1993) Research and development facility • Federally funded research projects • National policy development (public/private) • Technical solutions and guidelines • Community outreach • Strategic Partnerships • R&D Projects • Standards and Specifications
  4. 4. Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Third-party hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible design (incl. keyboard access) </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded data </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation and content access </li></ul><ul><li>Web, software, DVDs, mobile devices </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Screen readers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JAWS (Windows) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Window-Eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceOver (Mac OS X 10.4+) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Screen magnifiers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ZoomText (Windows) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAGic (Windows) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Magnifier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoom (OS X) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Motor control assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Headstick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single switch devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye gaze software </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Assistive and accessible technologies Refreshable Braille displays for blind and deaf/blind users
  9. 9. Assistive and accessible technologies <ul><li>Deaf and hard-of-hearing users: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No 3rd party technology required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed captions or transcripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign language (human or avatar) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Contact Information <ul><li>The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM) </li></ul><ul><li>Bryan Gould: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Goldberg: [email_address] </li></ul>One Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 617.300.3400 (voice/fax) ncam.wgbh.org

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