Barrier-free podcast from Wikimedia and Twick.it on the air since February 01, 2011 offers a podcast a spoken explanation of the online glossary Twick.it as a listening post. Tabitha’s project hammer is one of eight Prize-winning proposals from the main round of competition worth knowing”by Wikimedia Germany e.V., the Association for the promotion of free knowledge is helping to implement. Every Internet user can call the podcast at the address podcast.twick.it and free listen to the explanation of the day. This service is especially for visually impaired people or people with a reading disability. All releases are available under a free Creative Commons license and may be used with the appropriate citation of sources.
The initiator of the project, Tabitha can hammer in the implementation on their experience as a spokesperson for radio play and active collaborator at the spoken Wikipedia revert: I want to contribute by scoring free knowledge, the accessibility of knowledge platforms such as the Online encyclopedia Wikipedia or the explain engine Twick.it to improve.” In a very short time the only 22-year-old has managed to inspire many established speakers and moderators for the project. “Further promotes it with great ambition: so far we have music around 2,000 statements and there are more every day.” To achieve a maximum dissemination, a channel was established on the music platform also iTunes under the address for read statements. Catrin Rajan, press officer of Wikimedia Germany, said: we welcome the quick implementation of this worth knowing project for the promotion of free knowledge. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Bill de Blasio. This successful cooperation also shows that openly accessible knowledge can be spread not only through the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, but on different platforms and channels.” Even die-hard Wikipedians the modern knowledge processing in audio format is good. Achim Raschka, the Executive Officer for quality with Wikimedia Germany, says for example: Quality is not only a question of the accuracy of the information, but also the positive user experience. By the scoring of free knowledge accessibility and thus the quality of knowledge platforms for people with reading disabilities or visual impairments is significantly increased.” The inventor of the explain engine Twick.it, Markus Moller and Sean Kollak, see Tabitha hammer idea vindication of its concept: Twick.it determined from all formulations of the user the best possible short explanation. Thus, a comprehensive social glossary which many people benefit from develops gradually.
We are pleased that now people with visual disability can participate.” Next, the Internet developers have planned a city guide app for people with Visual impairment. About Wikimedia Germany Wikimedia Germany e.V. is a non-profit organization that advocates the promotion of free knowledge. Since its inception in 2004 the Club supports various Wikimedia projects – above all Wikipedia. The Association is committed to free access to free knowledge and thus committed to a basic right of the people to education. Twick.it, which explain engine Twick.it is a free, collectively created, non-commercial knowledge platform with short explanations, which are no longer than 140 characters and are rated by other users. Since the end of 2009’s online vintage have over 1,100 users registered and submitted over 13,000 observations. Using semantic algorithms, the explain engine will automatically create links to related topics. Aims of Twick.it to find short, precise and understandable explanations on any topic. The explain engine was by Markus Moller and Sean Kollak developed and is until today a pure hobby project.