Enhancing Slide Management for Video Publications

Hi I’m one of the moderators on the French team, I’ve been reflecting on the process of handling supports when publishing videos.
At present, our validation process involves meticulously reviewing all aspects of a publication, including names, event details, language, slides, speakers, and more. Our goal is to ensure both technical accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and adherence to content guidelines.
To facilitate this moderation task, I believe it’s essential to establish clear guidelines regarding supports formats. Just like we have defined formats for videos in our handbook, why not do the same for slideshows? By having pre-established formats, we can streamline the review process and maintain consistency.
One potential solution is to encourage presenters to upload their slides in open-source formats such as ODT or commonly used formats like PDF. These formats offer broad compatibility and accessibility for a wide range of users.
Another suggestion is to explore dedicated slide-sharing platforms like genial.ly, SpeakerDeck, or SlideShare. These platforms allow presenters to publish their presentations, ensuring easy access for viewers. However, it’s crucial to ensure that these presentations remain accessible for as long as necessary and that the ownership rights transfer to WordPress TV upon publication.
Considering external storage services options like Google Drive, OneDrive, or Nextcloud raises concerns about the long-term availability of the materials. Technical issues, author/owner errors, or subscription cancellations could lead to potential content loss.
Additionally, we need to address the challenge of controlling slide modifications post-validation. It’s crucial to prevent authors from making non-compliant changes to the slides after the video has been reviewed and published. One approach is to store the slides in the media library like videos and subtitles, ensuring their availability, compatibility, and non-modifiability after validation.
Use this way would not only simplify the moderation process but also ensure the availability, accessibility, and integrity of supporting slide materials. WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. content is currently subjected to pre-moderation without issues, but videos submitted from (everyone/evreywhere) can perhaps help to mitigate.
Let’s open up the discussion and gather feedback on the idea of establishing slide formats and guidelines, using dedicated platforms for slide sharing, and storing slides in the media library. Together, we can enhance the slide management process and improve the quality of video publications.
I would appreciate your feedback, ideas and suggestions on this matter.