[Athen] Accessible Office Export Plug-In That's NOT UIUC

Stacy L. Smith stacylee at ksu.edu
Fri Feb 9 06:35:10 PST 2007

I've been using LecShare and love it. (www.lecshare.com)

Doesn't Flash put the captions over the slide itself? (In other words,
your captioning may be covering part of the text of the slide.) There
was a presentation on PPT at the Higher Ground Conference....should be
on your CD if you purchased one.


Quoting "Berkowitz, Daniel J" <djbrky at bu.edu>:

> I'll echo Sean. I saw a demo of LecShare at Accessing Higher Ground

> and picked up a copy on the spot. Given the price it was worth

> getting a copy to try out. I have used it to create accessible

> version of PPT's for many presentations - including this one:

> http://www.colorado.edu/atconference/etext_production.htm

> <http://www.colorado.edu/atconference/etext_production.htm>


> It's a good basic program that does what it promises.





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> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org on behalf of Sean Keegan

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> Hi Kevin,


> You may want to check out LecShare. Similar in concept (different in

> technical functionality), LecShare can take a PPT file and convert it

> to several different accessible formats. Their higher end product

> LecShare Pro can also support the addition of voice media to slides

> (and do some basic automated captioning). Site is:

> http://www.lecshare.com


> Take a look at the trial version - it is fully functioning and just

> embeds a LecShare watermark on each exported format so that you do

> not use the trial version for prime time. Works for Macs and PCs, so

> that is a nice feature. Currently it only works with PowerPoint

> files, so if you are looking for Word or Excel support, then it is

> the Office Export Wizard (aka Accessible Web Publishing Wizard).


> I have also had a number of faculty approach me regarding the use of

> Camtasia to deliver PPT content (obviously a more expensive

> solution). The result is just a Flash video of the presentation with

> a voice-over narration (this is somewhat similar to one of the

> exports of LecShare Pro also does). The current version of Camtasia

> also provides a tool for captioning the presentation. It does appear

> to have many customization options, but I am looking into this a bit

> more. Probably not exactly what you are looking for, but it is

> something that more faculty appear to be doing.


> Take care,

> Sean



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> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org]

> On Behalf Of Sesock, Kevin A

> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:10 AM

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> Subject: [Athen] Accessible Office Export Plug-In That's NOT UIUC



> There are a few who have been witness to my complaints about the

> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Office Export Wizard

> plug-in. I'm not going to get into that now (if anyone is interested,

> mail me for a sample tirade off-list), but I do need a good

> alternative to convert Powerpoint and other Office documents to an

> accessible HTML alternative.


> Up until 1.06, the Illinois tool was free and didn't nag or annoy,

> and if anyone has that version, that would be helpful (I have lost my

> copy), otherwise, anyone have other recommendations?


> Kevin A. Sesock, A+, Net+, CNA, MCSA

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> Student Disability Services

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