Intro to Audio Description

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Scheduled at 9:15am in Cotton Creek I on Wednesday, November 15.

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Speaker(s)

  • Lily Bond, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

This session will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.

Abstract

What is audio description? While most people are familiar with closed captioning, audio description is another important accessibility requirement for video content. Audio description narrates the relevant visual information in a video to make your content accessible to blind and low vision users.

This session will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.

You'll learn: - What is audio description? - Accessibility laws and compliance - Video player compatibility - Methods for DIY audio description - How to publish audio description - Tools & features to make the process easier

Keypoints

  1. Standards and best practices for audio description
  2. How to publish audio description& video player compatibility
  3. Legal requirements & audio description lawsuits

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Lily Bond

Lily Bond is the Director of Marketing at 3Play Media, which provides closed captioning and transcription services to make video accessible, searchable, and more engaging. Lily oversees marketing programs and content and is responsible for promoting 3Play Media's brand as well as the importance of closed captioning. Lily has authored numerous papers and over 100 articles on the topic of closed captioning, accessibility laws, and emerging standards, and often speaks on the subject. She lives in Cambridge, MA and has been at 3Play Media since 2014.

Handout(s)

Videos