Re: OT - hearing impaired mp3 (was Re: [hackers-il] Lessig on Free Culture)
- On Fri, Sep 06, 2002, Omer Zak wrote about "Re: OT - hearing impaired mp3 (was Re: [hackers-il] Lessig on Free Culture)":
> > What makes an mp3 accessible to the hearing impaired? Cleanness of theYou know I'm all for giving hearing-impaired equal opportunities, and so
> > recording? Text channel? Speech compression?
> If it was used to record a lecture (rather than music), then provision of
> a written transcript of the lecture would make the lecture accessible.
> I'd not begrudge the well-hearing people due to their ability to enjoy the
> musical qualities of Lessig's sound.
forth, but let's get real here... A guy stood and gave a lecture in front
of the O'Reilly Open Source Conference for half an hour. He didn't send
his lecture as text, he *talked* it out to the room. Another guy happened to
record the audio of that lecture. This is how the mp3 came to be. Creating
a transcript is obviously an entirely different (harder) feat - but someone
also did that, just take a look at the page I pointed to!
The reason why I suggested the mp3, and not reading the transcript, is that
I thought that listening to Lessig's enthusiasm and the way he speaks was
a nice experience. Obviously people who cannot hear, or who are not
confident enough in their English to listen to someone speak quickly, should
prefer other formats: the site includes also a transcript, a Flash
presentation, and I don't remember what else. For people who can hear and
are confident in their English (most of this list, let's face it) I recommend
listening to the mp3.
> As said in my original E-mail message, I didn't check if there is anWell, there is... People, please always check before you complain about
> adequate text transcription of the lecture.
someone being anti-deaf, male-chauvinist, racist, or anything of that
sort... Because such accusations especially insult and hurt people who
do care about these things.
Nadav Har'El | Friday, Sep 6 2002, 29 Elul 5762
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