[opensource-dev] Open Viewer Development Announcement

Oz Linden (Scott Lawrence) oz at lindenlab.com
Wed Aug 18 07:17:56 PDT 2010


  On 2010-08-17 0:16, Joel Foner wrote:
> Providing text transcription of voice speakers for the disabled, as 
> well as those who for various reasons cannot enable voice at the time, 
> and for capture of a text searchable archive of the whole event, is a 
> solved problem. Totally solved. It needs no figuring out or 
> experimentation.
>
> Real-time voice to text transcription by a person during the event, as 
> well as an after-the-fact voice recording to transcription can be 
> done, and is often done, in Second Life, in various presentation, 
> discussion and meeting contexts. It costs some real money, but not an 
> outrageous amount for the service provided, and this has been done 
> inworld for years in various settings, providing ample precedent for 
> the fact that this approach "just works" just fine in Second Life.

We'll be doing most of our meetings in chat (or at least with as much 
substantive information as possible in chat).

If you are at one of our regular meetings and feel you're unable to 
follow what's happening, please let us know and we'll do our best to do 
better.

We don't have a budget to pay for transcribers, but we'll do what we can 
to make what we do accessible short of that.


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