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Gary wrote:

RealAudio cost around $30 and is easy to instrall.  Buy it!


Karen Smith wrote:


>
> Dear LRNASSTers,
>
> The following message and the broadcast which it describes will be of
> interest to all of us as we attempt to guarantee access to appropriate
> learning environments and activities to our students.
>
> Personnally, I am concerned about the visual complexity of some of the
> websites being touted by instructors and the difficulty these sites pose
> for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.  I'm hoping this
> broadcast will clarify what I/we can do to eliminate the "artificial access
> barriers" which some web pages present.
>
> My problem now:  find someone on campus with 'realaudio' on their computer.
>
> Karen
>
> >Sender: Disabled Student Services in Higher Education
> >              <[log in to unmask]>
> >From: Prof Norm Coombs <[log in to unmask]>
> >Subject:      Internet Cheetahcast on Designing a Friendly Web
> >
> >Cheetahcast internet broadcast technology will be used to deliver an
> >hour's workshop on designing web pages for universal access.
> >
> >Wednesday, August 6 at 9 am central daylight time from the 13th distance
> >education conference in Madison, Wisconsin. This Cheetahcast will
> >combine audio, text captioning and graphics to make a presentation
> >itself accessible to participants with different learning styles and
> >different disabilities.
> >
> >Richard Banks and Norman Coombs from EASI (Equal Access to Software and
> >Information) an affiliate of the American Association for Higher
> >Education will walk participants through a series of web pages pointing
> >out common features that create artificial access barriers for some web
> >users and will demonstrate some of the simple techniques that permits
> >the design of web pages that are visually attractive and also barrier-
> >free.
> >
> >To join the Cheetahcast, you will need a recent version of Explorer or
> >Netscape, and to hear the audio, you will need realaudio.  For more
> >information or to participate on August 6, point your browser at
> >www.rit.edu/~easi/webcast.html
> >
> >
> >EASI realizes that this broadcast is not available to all by requiring hardware
> >and software produced in the last 4-5 years.  We are experimenting with
> >tomorrow
> >'s technologies in order to help influence their design so they will be
> >accessib
> >le when the
> >average computer can handle.  It is a pilot project.
> >
>
> Karen G. Smith
> Rutgers University's Learning Resource Centers
> [log in to unmask]
> <http://lrc.rutgers.edu>