Blackaby, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The combination of dynamic HTML tags, the possibilities of simple scripts
in web pages, the ability to bind data to pages, and the needs of visitors
for accessibility to electronic resources have conspired to produce
a remarkably useful tool: SAMI. The Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange
Format (SAMI) is intended as a way to provide closed captioning and
audio description to multi-media materials. It does that. But, like
so many tools developed to provide accessibility (ramps, curb cuts,
volume controls in phones, comfortable spaces) the SAMI conventions
turn out to be remarkably valuable for other purposes -- making simple
multi-media presentations, providing multiple language support for your
site, adding transcripts to video materials, and quite a bit more. The
best thing about it is that while it uses some sophisticated web techniques,
it is very easy to use.
This session will offer enough of a look at the features that go
into developing SAMI files so that you'll be able to make your own,
some examples of swell tricks that can be done with SAMI when used
with dynamic HTML, and some thoughts on an exciting new approach to
presenting materials on the web.
Files used during conference presentation are available online.
This file can be found below http://www.archimuse.com/mw98/
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