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Integrated Cultural and New Media Production Workf

This project developed exemplary practices and model production workflows that fully integrate inclusive design into cultural production. The project was based on the premise that if artists or producers more broadly define their audience (to include individuals with a variety of abilities) during the design and production phase of their work, then inclusive design will likely be more naturally integrated into the work, resulting in a richer experience. Building upon a successful initial pilot, the project partners Smiley Guys Studios and the Centre for Learning Technologies (Ryerson University) developed multiple episodes of the Web version of the animated TV show: "Odd Job Jack" with audio descriptions for people who cannot see seamlessly integrated into the narration. The project explored the cultural and business implications of this approach.

Integrating Inclusive Design Using LiveDescribe

screenshot of odd job jack cartoon seen from within the live describe software interface

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1 Document - Final Report from Project 3 & 5
2 Event - Audio Description from Programmed Television Chat Transcript from CulturAll Online Summit
3 Research Paper - Paper published in the 'Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society'
4 Website - Odd Job Jack
5 Research paper - Paper accepted in Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness