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  1. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Robert Wyatt, Director of Distance Education & Leyla Zhuhadar, Instructional Designer, Western Kentucky University • Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green Kentucky, enrollment about 18,000 • The Office of Distance Education (ODL) – provides support for: • ~ 200 faculty • ~ 400 online course offerings • ~ 10,000 enrollments per year

  2. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia The Story: How ODL efforts to assist faculty with ADA 508 compliance in their online courses led to development of multimediamanymedia and a captioning system for online materials. Motto: Always an Opportunity to Learn • Multimedia: Not just audio and video • Audio and video with annotations • Audio and video • Podcasts • Vodcasts • Powerpoint slides • Transcripts • Better than multimedia? Manymedia; all generated from a single presentation by faculty member.

  3. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Manymedia solution for students • “Full presentation” • Vodcast • Podcast (not shown) • Transcript • Power point slides

  4. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “Full presentation” • Software called Tegrity • Easy to use • “Natural Teaching method” • Creates Audio/Video/.ppt/annotations

  5. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “Full presentation” • Software called Tegrity. Features: • Slide and timing menu

  6. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “Full presentation” • Software called Tegrity. Features: • Slide Index

  7. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “Full presentation” • Software called Tegrity. Features: • Search (any word on the .ppt)

  8. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “Full presentation” • Software called Tegrity. Features: • Printable .ppt slides • Much more

  9. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning • Many, many recorded lectures • Need for captioning

  10. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning • Many, many recorded lectures • Tegrity Captioningtool

  11. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning • Many, many recorded lectures • Tegrity Speech Transcription Engine

  12. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UCS-2" ?> - <ROOT>- <SLIDES> <I T="0">Week 1 Familiarize yourself with Blackboard READ the Syllabus and course policies Week 1 Virtual labs (Intro & Pill bug) Study for Quiz 1 (M-W) Repeat next week</I> <I T="578487">Week 1 Familiarize yourself with Blackboard READ the Syllabus and course policies Week 1 Virtual labs (Intro & Pill bug) Study for Quiz 1 (M-W) Repeat next week</I> <I T="581562">Week 1 Post questions to Forum Repeat next week Good Luck, Study Hard</I> </SLIDES> • Many, many recorded lectures • Tegrity Speech Transcription Engine • Allows Search for certain words

  13. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UCS-2" ?> - <ROOT>- <SPEECH> <I T="0">The data on inspector ever wider like to welcome you to buy a 130 in the market until a little about the class in general and what you need to do for the first week I hope to make one of the store Koreans every single week and I knew what she needed to put these recordings are really necessary or</I> <I T="18">The instructions and all the information will be red onion blackboard web site at first thing I could say it's a little sore need of this class is not work it's a lot of work I do this on my classes agree critique new students into what worked for you</I> • Many, many recorded lectures • Tegrity Speech Transcription Engine • Allows search for certain words • Transcriptions not meant for reading.

  14. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning • Tried other speech recognition software (direct from Tegrity recording to Software) • Requires training of software by user • Too many users and not enough time • Wanted to ease burden on faculty • Many, many recorded lectures • Tegrity Speech Transcription Engine • Allows search for certain words • Transcriptions not meant for reading. • Other means Wreck a nice beach

  15. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning • Along comes Pocasting • Audio only recording WAS a podcast

  16. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia “ADA compliance” - Captioning • Along comes Pocasting • Audio only recordings REALLY require captioning • Audio is a good accessibilitytool for some

  17. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Summary Part 1– At the end of the journey, accessible manymedia solution for students from one presentation. • “Full presentation” • Where audio accompanies .ppt with screen annotations

  18. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Summary Part 1– At the end of the journey, accessible manymedia solution for students from one presentation. • Vodcast/Podcast • Podcast From Audio only version of full presentation • Vodcast from video portion of presentation • Enhanced Vodcast (entire video + .ppt)

  19. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Summary Part 1– At the end of the journey, accessible manymedia solution for students from one presentation. • Printable Power point slides • Could be used with podcast.

  20. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Summary Part 1– At the end of the journey, accessible manymedia solution for students from one presentation. • Transcript • Can be used with power point slides

  21. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Summary Part 1– At the end of the journey, accessible manymedia solution for students from one presentation. • “Captioned Full presentation”

  22. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Robert Wyatt, Director of Distance Education & Leyla Zhuhadar, Instructional Designer, Western Kentucky University The Story: How ODL efforts to assist faculty with ADA 508 compliance in their online courses led to development of “manymedia” and a captioning system for online materials. Motto: Always an Opportunity to Learn By deconstructing and captioning the Tegrity presentationswe created a large and diverse set of learning media for the student that can be used in a variety of ways. The Faculty only create one presentation. Leyla Zhuhadar –Doctoral student in Computer Science at The University of Louisville and an Instructional Designer for the Office of Distance learning at WKU. She will talk about the captioning system we built and how students use the “manymedia”.

  23. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Building A Captioning System Video files (different format) Audio files Browser files Power point presentation files (thumbnails images, slides images,…) Closed-captions file search files Downloadable files (PC, Mac) help files GUI files (Interface) Deconstructing Tegrity Presentation

  24. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Building A Captioning System <ROOT> <SYNCSTART="1000" END="15000">welcome to management 333 managing non profit organizations my name is Linda Johnson and I will be your instructor this semester for this course in the year 2000 I left my very comfortable surroundings on the hill at Western Kentucky University</SYNC> <SYNCSTART="16000" END="30000">to create a not for profit organization called CITE the center for technology enterprise located here Bowling Green, Kentucky after three years this fall I of scaling creating and scaling a multi million dollar</SYNC> .................. <SYNCSTART="226000" END="240000">can be found in the staff section of this course.</SYNC> </ROOT> • Closed-captions file (An XML file) • Using tagging format • Splitting each session into 15 sec (Trial & Error method) • Synchronicity between the video/Audio and the transcript

  25. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Building A Captioning System <ROOT> <SYNCSTART="1000" END="15000">Welcome to management 333 managing non profit organizations my name is Linda Johnson and I will be your instructor this semester for this course in the year 2000 I left my very comfortable surroundings on the hill at Western Kentucky University</SYNC> .................. <SYNCSTART="226000" END="240000"> can be found in the staff section of this course.</SYNC> </ROOT> Tegrity lecture with closed-captions XML-file (closed-captions) Mapping XML-file (closed-captions with Tegrity Lecture

  26. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Building A Captioning System • Writing a Java programAn automatic parser which generates the XML-file (closed-captions): • As input: 1)Transcript file • 2)Duration of the lecture (hh:mm:ss) • 3)Increment steps (15 second) As output: XML-file

  27. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Building A Captioning System • Distance Learning Teamwork

  28. Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia Robert Wyatt, Director of Distance Education & Leyla Zhuhadar, Instructional Designer, Western Kentucky University