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Bringing Video Description into the 21st Century Webinar
This an archive video of the Video Description Research and Development Center webinar #1 - Bringing Video Description Into The 21st Century. The webinar occurred January 24, 2012. Topics in this webinar include: (1) A teachers' guide to using video description; (2) A comprehensive overview of resources for obtaining described materials; and (3) A sneak peak at the description technologies of the future being developed at the VDRDC. Presenters included Dr. Joshua Miele, Director of the VDRDC; Jim Stovall, President of Narrative TV Network; Jason Stark, Director of the Described and Captioned Media Program; Joel Snyder, Director of the Audio Description Project at the American Council of the Blind; and Emily Bell, Multimedia Manager at CaptionMax.about description, educators, technology, webinar
Blindness Sector Report on the 2012 ABC Audio Description Trial
This collaborative report, prepared by Blind Citizens Australia, Vision Australia, ACCAN, and Media Access Australia, aims to highlight the consumer experience of the audio description (AD) technical trial on ABC TV in order to persuade the Australian government to support a permanent AD service. Attempts to reflect the high demand for AD by consumers and outline the benefits of AD.about research, description
Accessible Video: What Does that Mean?
Videos can be a terrific medium for driving the point home, as long as the time is taken to ensure they'll drive that point home for everyone – including those with impairments that might make audio or visual information difficult to process. Overviews captioning and description, and discusses the importance of each. By Carlin Headrick, Learning Insights, 2013.about captioning, description
World Blind Union Toolkit On Providing, Delivering and Campaigning for Audio Description on Television and Film
Though informally there has been much sharing of experience, the worldwide community has not worked systematically together to achieve our aim of an inclusive world of television and film. This document aims to gather the lessons learned in different countries, and to help build capacity across the World Blind Union membership to campaign for audio description. Defines description, and provides technical information and lobbying tips. World Blind Union, 2007.about research, description
Audio Description, A Visual Assistive Discourse
Individuals who are visually impaired and blind face challenges in accessing many types of texts including television, films, textbooks, software, and the Internet because of the rich visual nature of these media. In order to provide these individuals with access to this visual information, special assistive technology allows descriptive language to be inserted into the text to represent the visual content. This study investigates this descriptive language. A thesis written by Philip Piety, Georgetown University, in 2003.about research, description
Screenwriting Tip: Audio Description for the Blind By Eleanor Ball
On her blog devoted to writing tips for screenwriters and novelists, Lucy V. Hay reveals her discovery that description for the blind is an inspiration for writers. The new narration added has to be clear, simple, recognizable, and succinct. Listening to it is like attending a scriptwriting masterclass.about description
Spanish Guidelines for Video Description (Spanish)
This general guide to the description of video, by Dicapta in 2012, proposes parameters, rules, and guidelines. The authors indicate that it is a difficult task to develop standards, given the creative and artistic nature of this activity.about spanish, description, manuals-and-guidelines
Translating Audio Description Scripts: The Way Forward?
Report on the 2006 testing of the hypothesis of translating or adapting audio description scripts as a faster and more financially viable way to create audio described films. Adapting the audio description from a script instead of creating a description script from scratch from the already dubbed version seems a viable alternative.about research, description, manuals-and-guidelines, accessibility-vendors
Fundamentals of Audio Description
Joel Snyder overviews the four elements of audio description: observation, edit, language, and vocal skills. Mr. Snyder indicates that description is "…a kind of literary form, a type of poetry. Using words that are succinct, vivid and imaginative, describers try to convey the visual image to people who are blind or have low vision."about description
Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal
Joel Snyder tells us that Audio Description (AD) provides a verbal version of the visual for the benefit of people who are blind or have low vision. Succinct descriptions precisely timed to occur only during the pauses in dialogue or significant sound elements of performing arts or in media allow persons with vision impairments to have greater access to the images integral to a given work of art. Mr. Snyder provides a brief summary of the history of description and then overviews how creating description is an art, the venues for description, skills required of a professional describer, and why description is important to literacy.about description, history, literacy
Adding Audio Description to Television Science Programs: What is the Impact on Visually Impaired Viewers?
Science programs on television present much of their information only visually. For people who are visually impaired this reliance on visual cues limits access to the learning and enjoyment such programs offer. Emilie Schmeidler discusses the intent to provide visually impaired people with more access to the programs' content and to make viewing more satisfying by ensuring that people with disabilities have the same access to information and opportunities that people without disabilities do.about research, description
How Do I Turn on Captions and Audio Description in My Media Player?
AccessIT provides information for turning on captions and audio description on various media players. The information provided addresses the difference between standalone and embedded players as well as step-by-step instructions on how to turn on their accessibility features. AccessIT is housed at the University of Washington and receives grant funding from the National Science Foundation.about captioning, description
Corpus Based Analysis of Audio Description
This paper presents an investigation into the automated analysis of audio description scripts for 91 films. The investigation reveals some idiosyncratic features of what appears to be a special language. The existence of a special language is explained in part by the fact that audio description is produced by trained professionals following established guidelines, and its idiosyncrasies are explained by considering its communicative function – in particular that it is being used to tell a story.about research, description
Audio Description -- The Early Development
How can a blind or visually impaired person enjoy the theatre? Or movies, television, and other audiovisual productions? How can visual experiences effectively be made verbal? Gregory Frazier, founder of AudioVision, was a key figure in the early development of audio description for persons with a visual impairment. Watch this historical treasure, introduced by Margaret Hardy, and learn from Emmy Award winner Frazier, a pioneer in the field.about history, description
Description Service Vendors
This listing was prepared from information provided by various description-related sources and from surveys conducted by the DCMP. While the DCMP has attempted to identify all service vendors, it apologizes for any omissions. As additional service vendors are identified, they will be included in this list. Listing of a service vendor does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Association of the Deaf, or the DCMP.about accessibility-vendors, description