Intro to Audio Description

Scheduled at 9:15am in Penrose 2 on Friday, November 18.

#36199

Speaker(s)

  • Rebecca Klein, Content Marketing Associate, 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 the benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.

Abstract

What is audio description? While most people are familiar with captions and transcription, 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 the 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. Discover the ins and outs of audio description and the many ways it benefits all viewers.
  2. Explore audio description best practices, quality standards, and legal requirements.
  3. Learn how to create audio description and how to publish it with compatible video players and plugins.

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Rebecca Klein

Rebecca Klein is a Content Marketing Associate at 3Play Media, the industry's leading provider of video accessibility services. 3Play provides premiere closed captioning, transcription, translation, and audio description services to make digital video content more accessible, searchable, and engaging. In her professional life and beyond, Rebecca is passionate about working to create accessible and equitable media products.