8/19/10
11:17 am

Forum Question: Unable to fully access MacMost videos

Hello Gary:
I am legally blind and am unable to enjoy your MacMost videos. Can I find textual equivalents of videos like ’10 ways to quit an application in Mac OS X’? In the case of this video, I could only read the captions but not the demonstrated steps.
Do you have any other suggestions?
Thanks and keep up the good work. :)

— mani

Comments: 3 Responses to “Unable to fully access MacMost videos”

    8/19/10 @ 11:20 am

    I do provide transcripts of most of the videos. But I get these produced in batches. It is too expensive to have them produced at the time of release. So I usually wait until I have 30 or 40 videos and then buy transcripts.
    For instance, http://macmost.com/creating-videos-with-keynote.html has a transcript on the page under the video.
    These transcripts aren’t great, as they are low-budget transcripts. Anything else would cost too much. I’m not sure they would help.
    Since the videos are in HD, can you use the Universal Access screen zoom function? I’d imagine that turning that on, and viewing the videos in full 720p, would help very much. You should be able to zoom in to see the exact menus and text on the screen.

    mani
    8/19/10 @ 1:00 pm

    Hello Gary:
    Thank you for your quick response. I do use zoom and the reverse video features a lot. In fact, I use reverse video(white on black), all the time. For the intermittent captions on the MacMost videos, I switch to normal video(black on white). Maybe, if you can produce the captions in normal video like the rest, then I probably would be able to see them all in reverse video. And besides, I only have problems with videos that have captions and demos interspersed. If it all speech, I don’t have a problem because I can hear what you are saying without being able to see the demos.

    mani

      mani
      8/19/10 @ 1:12 pm

      Hello Gary:

      I just tried viewing the video in ‘zoom’ mode and all the text on the ‘demos’ appear very blurred. So that won’t help me either.
      It looks like somehow getting the transcripts for some of my favorite ones, maybe the only solution.
      Sorry for being such a pain.

      mani

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