Annotating the Web

I had a great time at the I Annotate 2018 conference last week. Here are slides and notes from my talk: The InSite System: Enabling Transparency with Searchable, Shareable Interactive…

The Interview Report

The Interview: A Report is up in the Our Research section of Duke Universities Rutherfurd Living History site. The report details the interviews we did with journalists and the logic…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative, (part 2)

In part 1, I dug through the interactive transcripts in the Rutherfurd Living History archive for quotes from as long as 37 years ago that resonate today. It’s also informative…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative (part 1)

One aim of interactive transcripts is to make history more accessible, and thus more informative. An oral history collection is a snapshot of a given person at a certain point…

Speech Input: Back to the Future

Heads up, speech developers. Here’s a list of five key things speech input users need in order to help you. In the early days of desktop speech input, users had…

The Cost of Interruption

Most folks I know have complained about an autocorrect error at some point. There’s all kinds of potential for havoc when your smart phone transforms something you typed – perhaps…

Captions versus Transcripts:
It’s all about portions and waypoints

Captions reside at the bottom of a video and show what’s being said in short bits. Transcripts also show what’s said, but let you see more text at once. At…

Inclusive by Design

I had a great time at AccessU in Austin last week – it was full of informative talks and fine people. I especially enjoyed the session on the different ways…

Rutherfurd Living History Update – Search!

Here’s an update about the work I’ve been doing with Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. We’ve been working for the past couple of years on better…

Yearning to Speak Silently

Speech input has always had a major drawback – it’s not silent. It might be before too long, though. Not being able to speak silently doesn’t matter so much when…