A few weeks ago, we mentioned in a post that videos can be posted to your LawHelp site or embedded from a video hosting service. This week, we are going to talk about the ways in which you can include audio on your LH3 site.
The first way in which Audio may be added to LH3 is through the Resources tool. You may select the “Content” tab and then select the “Audio” module on a resource. Then click “Select Audio,” where you will be prompted to select a file from your hardrive for upload. Please note that LH3 audio uploader is restricted to accepting MP3 files 100MB and under.
The second way to integrate audio onto your site is to embed content your state has developed “in-house” and which is stored on a third party hosting site such as YouTube or Screencast. Embedded audio content may be added to any CKeditor on the site or through a resource’s HTML module by selecting the “Source” button, pasting the embed code, and selecting the “Source” button again (for more details you may want to view the post on video integration mentioned above, as the process for embedding video and audio is the same.)
Finally, you may embed any content from an outside provider that offers the embed code – such as the FTC ‘s audio resources– on any CKEditor on the site or through a resource’s HTML module.
OKLaw.org offers audio resources on their site by linking out to the AARP site and PALawHelp.org has linked out to a number of Know Your Rights audio summaries on their LH2 site. While these are examples of LawHelp sites integrate audio content by linking out to other sites (and not embedding or using the Audio module), they are nice examples of the kind of informational content that can be provided in audio format.
If you have any questions about integrating audio to LH3, please get in touch with your PBN contact or firstname.lastname@example.org