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YouDescribe – How You Can Add Audio Description to Any YouTube Video!

Video Description Research and Development Center


This an archive video of the Video Description Research and Development Center webinar #3 - YouDescribe – How You Can Add Audio Description to Any YouTube Video!. The webinar occurred May 30, 2013. Learn about YouDescribe, the exciting new tool developed by the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC). YouDescribe is a free tool that anyone can use to add description to YouTube videos. YouDescribe includes everything needed to create description; all you need to provide is a microphone. In addition, YouDescribe has a free embeddable player which can be used to include described videos on your own site.

The webinar will include a review of the basic rules for creating description, as well as demonstrations on: registering as a YouDescribe user; recording descriptions with YouDescribe; playing described videos via YouDescribe; and embedding YouDescribe videos on web pages. Presented will be information for teachers on how YouDescribe can be used to improve accessibility of video for students who are blind/visually impaired, and an overview of educational resources provided by the DCMP.

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