first_imgAs mentioned, for those who have questions or are looking for updates on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, be sure to ask a Team Member while visiting the park. Share This!Starting with 10 hour long waits, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure has certainly been popular since opening just a little less than a week ago. Adding to that extreme popularity, there have also been some lengthy down times, due to both weather issues, as well as other maintenance issues that are certainly frustrating for Guests. While the park has been working to accommodate its Guests who want to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, it has been doing so beyond regular park hours.Universal Orlando Resort has actually released a statement indicating that due to the sophistication of the attraction and because of some of these other issues, their team needs to take some time in the mornings to care for the ride’s daily maintenance, as well as technical support. To make sure their team has the time to complete the work that is needed, the attraction will now be opening sometime at midday for the next couple of weeks.The full update can be read here:last_img read more

first_imgMost people are aware of the need for captions to make videos more accessible. But few are familiar with the requirement for audio description for videos, which accommodates people who are blind or have low-vision. Audio description narrates what visually is happening in the video, information that’s not available to someone who can’t see. Think of a radio sports announcer at a baseball game, describing the ground ball hit to the third baseman who throws the ball to the second baseman for the beginning of a double play. That’s similar to audio description. Intro to Audio Description for VideosOn Thursday, January 17, 2019, you can learn more about video audio description when 3Play Media hosts their free Intro to Audio Description webinar at 2:00pm Eastern Time. In the one-hour webinar, Sofia Leivaf from 3Play Media, will highlight the basics of audio description:What is audio description?How to add audio description to online videoVideo player compatibility: which players support itLegal requirements: accessibility laws and complianceHow to create and publish it on your ownDifference between standard and extended audio descriptionWhat tools and features can make it easier to produce audio descriptionAfter the presentation, Leiva will take answer questions from webinar attendees.Who is the Audience for the Webinar?Anyone looking to make their videos more accessible, and those taking the next step beyond captioning their videos, will find useful information and help from the webinar. Wrapping UpIncluding audio description with your captioned video will make your video content more accessible; you’ll reach a wider audience. The free 3Play Media webinar will provide the background and knowledge you need to move forward and add audio descriptions to your videos. I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, January 17, 2019 and register for the free 3Play Media webinar. I’ll be live tweeting during the webinar!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedKey Takeaways from HTML5 Video AccessibilityLast week I attended the HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features & Guidelines webinar from 3Play Media. Guest speaker John Foliot, W3C contributor and accessibility expert at Deque Systems, discussed guidelines for making videos accessible and shared his tips and insights on HTML5 video. Check out the recording of the webinar…In “Accessibility”Free Webinar: Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearningYou’re invited to the Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center free webinar on July 20, 2017, focusing on planning and producing accessible video. The Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearning webinar will teach you the key components needed to produce videos that are…In “Accessibility”DescribeAthon17: Make Video on YouTube More AccessibleI invite you to join me tomorrow, January 26, 2017 at DescribeAthon17 when amateur and professional describers around the world will join together to add audio descriptions to YouTube videos. Working from your home, business, or wherever you have a connection to the Internet, you’ll be part of a group…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts joe brockmeier 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The last few days have been, to say the least, interesting for cloud watchers. If you care at all about the open source cloud, it’s been a major week. OpenStack pushed out its Essex release, but not in time to avoid having to share a news cycle with the announcement that Citrix wants to donate CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).Predictably, the stories have pitted CloudStack and OpenStack as rivals. CloudStack has been painted as a troubled project and Citrix has been painted as “walking away” from OpenStack. The press usually gets the blame for the “us vs. them” stories, but the truth is that companies involved in OpenStack can take some credit here. I had several pitches from OpenStack-backers immediately following the CloudStack announcement, looking to chime in and deride the project. One of the folks I intended to talk to about the OpenStack release couldn’t be bothered to schedule a call for that – being too busy pitching press to talk smack about CloudStack.Truth is, if you paid attention you’d see that Citrix hadn’t been very active in OpenStack Essex development in the first place. Then again, neither have a bunch of the so-called OpenStack partners. The OpenStack community claims 155 companies for the OpenStack ecosystem, but only 55 companies participated in development according to the OpenStack press release.Lighten Up MacLeodTo hear them go at it, you’d think that open source cloud was a zero-sum game. It’s a bit like Highlander, except with much better acting and special effects. Seriously, have you watchedHighlander? After more than 20 years of hearing references to Highlander and “there can be only one!” I finally broke down and watched the movie a few months ago. I wish I hadn’t. But I digress…Turns out, I wasn’t the only one thinking Highlander. I pinged RedMonk’s Donnie Berkholz, who has been a Gentoo developer for many years as well. Berkholz says, “cloud stacks haven’t done a great job of delineating all the niches in their space – many of them still think they can be everything for everyone. This creates the same Highlander-style perception that there can be only one.”Find Your NicheInstead of trying to fight to be all things to all people, Berkholz says they should try to “focus on deciding and communicating the missions of each project along with how they can fit together into the broader cloud ecosystem.”This, eventually, happened in the Linux market. In the early days, every distribution tried to fit all niches. That didn’t work. Red Hat, for example, finally decided that it really didn’t see much point in pursuing the desktop. I hear that’s worked out relatively well for them. Novell/SUSE have carved out a pretty good niche on IBM’s hardware.Citrix’s announcement should be seen as unalloyed good news for everybody involved. Yes, really. A vendor-sponsored project is going to a vendor-neutral organization that has a track record of doing well by open source projects. CloudStack has a number of deployments and paying customers, and a lot of companies have pledged to support it.Assuming even one-third of the companies that pledged to support CloudStack become serious contributors, CloudStack should have a bright future. It takes little away from OpenStack for CloudStack to succeed.Likewise, CloudStack already uses OpenStack’s Object Storage (Swift). There’s no reason that the two projects can’t share components and find ways to differentiate themselves for different markets. (The same is also true for Eucalyptus, OpenNebula and any other open cloud projects out there.)After all the dust settles, it would be best for everyone from the open source cloud communities to figure out how they can work together. The “there can be only one” approach isn’t going to help anybody, and may benefit Amazon, VMware and other proprietary vendors who can market their wares without any drama.center_img Tags:#Analysis#cloud A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgWorld badminton will lose some of its sheen after Peter Gade and Taufiq Hidayat hang their boots. Gade has already declared that it will be his last year on international circuit while Taufiq will take a call after the Olympics.Both Gade and Taufiq are here for the India Open Super Series and would test their game for the London Olympics. All these years, they have been a force against the Chinese.”The game will not be the same after Gade’s retirement. I was talking to him about that,” Taufiq of the veteran Danish player.”Chinese players are still dominating. There are not enough from other countries to challenge them,” he said.Gade felt the next few years will be interesting for word badminton. “I am going out and then there is Taufiq, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Boonsak. They will not be there for long either and there will a whole generation change. The field will be open for the youngsters to come up and take the mantle.”I have been thinking about quitting for a long time and my body is telling me that every day. You keep on pushing yourself but you can’t do that always,” said Gade, who reached the final of the inaugural India Open super Series last year and is seeded second this year.”I have good memories of playing in India. I will be looking to give it all one last time in the Olympics. I will use this event as a preparation for the Olympics, to get a feel of my game.”advertisementlast_img read more