Podcasts without sound? Rethinking accessibility

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The Dutch public media organization VPRO is developing TypeCast, a podcast player for deaf and hearing-impaired audiences. On page 8, Geert-Jan Strengholt, Creative Director with VPRO Medialab, describes how the project has evolved.

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