[Athen] Accessible Office Export Plug-In That's NOT UIUC
Sesock, Kevin A
kevin.sesock at okstate.edu
Fri Feb 9 06:47:50 PST 2007
Thanks all, I'll give LecShare a try, but I'm still slightly peeved that
I'm going to have to find even more money elsewhere just to be able to
I suppose it's the principle of the thing.
Anyone know of any Open Source projects to accomplish this same thing?
I've asked before elsewhere, but as that was quite some time ago, I had
hopedthat someone else would have gotten to work on a solution.
Anyway, thanks all.
Kevin A. Sesock, A+, Net+, CNA, MCSA
Assistive Technology Specialist
Student Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
Oklahoma State University
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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Stacy L. Smith
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 8:35 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network; Berkowitz, Daniel
Subject: Re: [Athen] Accessible Office Export Plug-In That's NOT UIUC
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:
> It's a good basic program that does what it promises.
> Daniel Berkowitz - Assistant Director
> Boston University Office of Disability Services
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> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org on behalf of Sean Keegan
> Sent: Thu 2/8/2007 12:46 PM
> To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
> Subject: Re: [Athen] Accessible Office Export Plug-In That's NOT UIUC
> 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:
> 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,
> 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
> To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
> 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
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> Student Disability Services
> Division of Student Affairs
> Oklahoma State University
> http://access.it.okstate.edu <http://access.it.okstate.edu/>
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