Most designers will tell you that accessible design is simply good design because it provides universal access to people with disabilities. Universal access is really just the first of many benefits that accessible design provides.
In this talk, Svetlana (Sveta) Kouznetsova will delve into methods, tools, and techniques available to deaf and hard of hearing people. She will also discuss why CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation or real-time captioning) provides additional benefit beyond universal access to more people, including foreign speakers, remedial readers,people with perfect hearing in noisy/quiet environments, event organizers, and multimedia owners.
What You Will Learn:
- Review different communication access services available today
- Watch videos of people using real-time captioning services in various settings
- Learn how captioning can boost the SEO of a website
- Review how CART and transcription services work and why they need to be of good quality
- Make a business case for captions and transcripts that goes beyond universal access
The presentation will be signed by Sveta, who is deaf, and voiced by a sign language interpreter for non-signers as well as captioned in real time to provide an example of universal accessibility.
Svetlana (Sveta) Kouznetsova is a NYC
-based web professional. She has a BFA
in Graphic Design, an MS in Internet Technology, and over a decade of project experience with national/international companies and non-profit/educational institutions. Sveta is a member of NYC UPA
and IA Institute. Her main areas of interest are user experience, usability, accessibility, information architecture, content strategy, and front-end design/coding based on the latest Web standards.
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1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, 28th floor
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NY NY 10005
$10 for members, $5 for students, $20 for non-members
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