Intro to Audio Description

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Presented at 2:15pm in Westminster II on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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Speaker(s)

  • Casey Pearson, Events Specialist, 3Play Media

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • 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 for and trends in audio description

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Casey Pearson

Casey is the Events Specialist for 3Play Media. She is the primary contact for AHG. The speaker for this proposal is Rebecca Klein.

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