Intro to Audio Description

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Scheduled at 4:20pm in Cotton Creek I on Thursday, November 21.

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Speaker(s)

  • Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing Associate, 3PlayMedia

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

Assistive Technology, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Information Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Jaclyn Leduc

Jaclyn Leduc is a Content Marketing Associate at 3Play Media where she contributes to 3Play’s robust content library. Whether it’s a blog post, an email, a web page, or a webinar, Jaclyn aims to show people the value of accessibility in an engaging and approachable way. Outside of work, you’ll find Jaclyn with her nose in a book, baking homemade treats, or hanging out with her rescue pup.

Handout(s)

Intro to Audio Description (AHG 2019)