Okay this is a sound test for our Captioner and we are going to start in just about a minute. Please let me know if the sound volume is okay, and then Marsha I am going to have you go ahead and say something for the Captioner as well.
Welcome to captioning video for the internet. Thank you for captioning this session demonstrating how real time captioning works, especially with the Webinar series.
Okay with the sound check good and most of our participants who are registered have logged on, I think we are going to start. Welcome, this is a session sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center. We are one of ten national DBTACs, and this session is on Captioning Video for the Internet. Our speaker is Marsha Schwanke and she is a web developer with 8 years of experience designing, programming, testing, and managing content-rich database driven applications. And she is an expert in accessibility and usability based on best practices with the W3C web content guidelines, as well as Section 508. She currently is responsible for developing the content management for the DBTAC-Southeast ADA Center, and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute in Syracuse. She has a degree in therapeutic recreation from Ohio State, and a master''s degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University. We are excited to have her with us today, and we think that today is going to be a great session. Just a few logistical information. We will have an archive of this session recorded and available on our website, and I will send out an email to participants with that link. We do ask that you fill out an evaluation at the end of the session to give us any feedback on how you think it went, and other comments and suggestions are welcome, as well as you may type questions into the public chat area or raise your hand to ask questions during the session, or at the end of the session Marsha will leave time to answer questions. And with that, since she has a lot of content to get to today and we are excited to tackle this important topic, I am going to turn it over to Marsha. Thank you.
I see that there is a question in the public chat, and I just want to repeat it for the captioner Marsha, and it says if you are embedding a video from You Tube, does that mean it would be good practice to link the Flash player?
Okay, if embedding a video from You Tube, as the moderator just said. If you are embedding it could be good practice to actually link that Flash player. You are correct. Just in case they do not have it. And asks if the PowerPoint is going to be available, and yes the PowerPoint will be available as well as additional resources for all the resources and references that were mentioned in the presentation today. Another caller asks, that has used MAGpie, that the quality of the video after adding the captioning is not good. What other free software would you recommend? Excuse me. Sorry about that. The addition of... the addition of CC in a web video also adding it to the searchable metadata, yes, when you have that closed captioning because it creates that caption file, that caption file has the text in it and that is part of what makes it all searchable is because it actually has that captioning information in it. Does that answer your question better?
Could you repeat the answer to that question?
In answer to your question, what I would, what I would try, MAGpie is one of the most commonly accessed. It is not necessarily the best. Some other captioning tools that are also free that I would try would be Subtitle Workshop, which is for Windows only. There is also CapScribe, which is a free open source application as well. And you can also try for Flash, CC for Flash. But one of the key things, I know you were looking for free, but also might try the service especially like the AST, the Automatic Technologies as well because it is a very low minimal charge with a quick turn around, especially if you have that transcript file.
Are there any we will give Marsha a second for any more questions, any final questions. I would also ask that you complete the evaluation of our session. The link is on the slide that Marsha just pushed forward, as well as in the chat area. It has been a great session and I thank you all for your good questions and attention. Just the PowerPoint and resources will be emailed out with the resources for when the archive is available for people who registered and participated today. And thanks, thanks Marsha. You did a great job.
I also put in the URL an insert to callers question about the other free tools, I put in CapScribe.