[occupyaustin-it] Fwd: Occupy Austin's new megaphone
bishop at designafternext.com
Mon Jan 2 05:59:20 CST 2012
Thanks for the feedback Nolan. I sent it on to Chattrspace (their
contact email was pretty hard to find).
Lets hope they take these things to heart.
On Dec 28, 2011, at 9:02 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
> If you guys do a groupchat with them, please keep me informed. I'd
> love to talk to them about accessibility. Specifically:
> 1. I can't reach the "Log in" link by tabbing. Why not? It isn't at
> all in the tabindex, which it would be were it a standard link
> or with the addition of a tabindex attribute.
> 2. Are they using HTML 5 <video/> for the portions of their site
> where it would make sense to do so? I get that we don't have
> widespread <device/> to do input from microphones/webcams, but the
> video at least should be handleable via non-Flash. Note that I
> can't log in to investigate this myself. Flash should be doable by
> using something like haxe.org to create a Flash interface, then
> trigger it.
> 3. Non-accessibility-related, are they using Facebook for login? If
> so, why not an open technology such as OpenID, WebFinger for lookup
> or Mozilla's newly-created BrowserID? My point is that, while
> Facebook certainly owns a huge chunk of the distributed identity
> space, I would hope that any group courting occupations is using
> the various open methods out there so those of us who hate Facebook
> like the plague can avoid them.
> 3.5. Accessibility-related: Facebook is a PITA, and while I do have
> privacy concerns, using the full site is akin to lobotomizing
> myself with a dull spork. Using it for login will present its own
> accessibility hurdles.
> In short, I like the concept, but I hope we're talking about an
> accessible, standards-based internet platform rather than another
> built on Flash and non-federated tech. If you as a group are going
> to chat with them, please bring me on-board to advocate.
> And please feel free to forward this message along to the original
> contact. Given that I wanted to create my own standards-based,
> accessible live streaming/chat platform, it'd be far better to help
> someone attain that than to start it myself and give up sleep. :)
> On 12/28/2011 06:19 PM, Bishop Zareh wrote:
>> Interesting new social video platform making it's way around the
>> occupy networks.
>> it's not mesh & scaffolds on facebook, so who knows what data they
>> are collecting
>> behind the scenes. (personally, i've stopped using facebook to
>> sign into anything;
>> FB has such dire privacy regulations.)
>> the feature set seems pretty close to google hang-outs, but i
>> think their pitch is that
>> they are more vendor agnostic than google.
>> I don't see Chatterspace getting very popular, but it might be
>> another tool in the kit.
>> (Any want to try it out and give a second opinion?)
>> The strange and encouraging thing here is that new projects are
>> coming out
>> faster than I can catalogue them. If I did catalogue them all, I
>> would not have time
>> to make any ;-)
>> PS. Solar Genny is running great & everyone loves it! Finally
>> some sunny days!
>>> > Occupy Austin,
>>> > We at Chattrspace are passionate about every citizen's right to
>>> freedom of speech. We've channeled this passion to create a
>>> revolutionary new technology that empowers people to raise their
>>> voices in a way that exceeds the limitations of Twitter, YouTube,
>>> Facebook, and even TV.
>>> > We're committed to democratizing our powerful new technology
>>> with people who put ideas into action, like Occupy Austin, and we
>>> would like to explore how Chattrspace can help you achieve your
>>> goals. Our service is free, so this isn't a sales pitch. We just
>>> want to enable the conversation and you're clearly at the center
>>> of it.
>>> > Our dedicated team can support a limited number of major
>>> groups, and therefore would like to talk with you at your
>>> earliest convenience about how Occupy Austin can leverage this
>>> new technology. We are available this and next week to discuss
>>> how Chattrspace can help carry your message to the broadest
>>> possible audience.
>>> > Warmest wishes,
>>> > - Joe Shapiro
>>> > Joe Shapiro
>>> > Chattrspace
>>> > 408 368 5353 cell
>>> > www.chattrspace.com
>>> > About Chattrspace:
>>> > Chattrspace gives you the power of CNN with just a free webcam
>>> plus our website. It's a free, web-based interactive broadcast
>>> and publishing platform that enables up to 6 people to video chat
>>> (via standard webcams found on laptops, desktops, iphones, etc.),
>>> while over a million people watch and interact live. Participants
>>> can easily record clips of the broadcast and blast them out to
>>> their social networks (Facebook, Twitter & YouTube) creating
>>> content avalanches across the Internet, greatly magnifying the
>>> reach and longevity of the live event. Viewers can also be pulled
>>> into the live video chat to ask questions and/or interact with
>>> the other broadcasting participants for a truly interactive
>>> experience. You can host the entire experience at
>>> Chattrspace.comor it can be embedded as a widget into other
>>> websites or Facebook fan pages. More info at: www.chattrspace.com
>>> and www.youtube.com/chattrspace
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