This Blog includes information related to Library Adaptive Technology events, archives, presenter and participant recommendations and suggestions.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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July 19, 2014 Describe/Caption-athon and Discussion on Accessibility and the Maker Movement

The Describe/Caption-athon ran on July 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. in the 
Adaptive Services Division, room 215, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and offered participants the opportunity to add audio description and captioning to YouTube videos.  We used the YouDescribe software created by Josh Miele at Smith Kettlewell, and the YouTube captioning tool, and Amara for captioning. A discussion on Accessibility and the Maker Movement was included and the transcript is at the link below: 

Enabled by Design-athon DC Edition at MLK Library and Google Washington DC November 5-7, 2014

Designers, hackers, manufacturers and assistive technology community members get together to, the hear from leading makers and hackers, and prototype new products that are more accessible, attractive and easier to use.
The event focused on accessibility and usability in product design and prototyping through lightning talks by notable speakers, product demonstrations, and team exercises.