Intro to Audio Description

Scheduled at 11:15am in Plaza Court 2 on Wednesday, November 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Elisa Lewis, Content Marketing Manager, 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. 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, Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Elisa Lewis

Elisa Edelberg Lewis is a Content Marketing Manager at 3Play Media. She creates and produces educational content related to all things web and video accessibility. You can find her blogs, white papers and webinars online or see her present live at accessibility-focused conferences around the country. Her passion for making the world a more accessible and equal place is what inspires her to continue working on projects such as Faces Behind the Screen, which showcases the experiences of those who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and low vision. Outside of the office you may find Elisa spending time with her rescue dog, Emmie, or working on her latest craft project.