Intro to Audio Description

Scheduled at 10:00am in Virtual C on Thursday, November 12.

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Speaker(s)

  • Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing Specialist, 3Play Media

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 45 minutes
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: Pre-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. 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 Course Design, Assistive 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.