Bringing this over from f-devel-l, where it shouldn't have been...
On Sun, 2007-12-23 at 09:45 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
seth vidal wrote:
> Podcasts are useless to the deaf and Hard of Hearing. If you want to put
> a podcast up, fine. if you don't have a transcript of it you're
> excluding that portion of the population, entirely. There is currently
> software to read text in a voice for the blind, we have nothing to
> convert speech to text.
> that's why we shouldn't do podcasts.
Are you against radio as well? Some podcasts are just recordings of
radio sessions that were broadcast live. And most of the technical ones
are just people talking about things that are available in print anyway.
Volunteers can and should do constructive things that make them happy;
doing a podcast would be a lot better if it included a transcript. I
used to do a podcast of Fedora Weekly News, which I assume is acceptable
by Seth's standards because it was an audio reading of the already
written news. I'd be very hesitant to put a Fedora Project stamp on any
podcast that didn't similarly try to cover as many bases as possible.
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