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Meet YouDescribe: An Easy Way to Describe YouTube Videos for Blind and Visually-Impaired Viewers

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YouDescribe is a free web-based tool from the Smith-Kettlewell VDRDC that allows anyone, anywhere to describe any YouTube video and share that description with the world. YouDescribe does not change or copy the original video, instead, it plays the original video from YouTube and synchronizes with your descriptions. This revolutionary new approach to description provides better access to YouTube videos for millions of blind and visually-impaired "viewers."

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Runtime: 2 minutes

Framed image of a woman hugging a black lab while petting his cheek. From the title card below her image, she is Crystal Melero, Statewide Services Coordinator for Children Who are Blind or Have Low Vision. Text nearby reads, "Getting a Job."
Getting a Job! for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Episode 1
6 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Wide shot looking down a New York City street at dusk. Caption. My ears are my eyes.
34 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Closeup of a woman's hands reading braille.
8 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Woman seated next to a student in a classroom setting. Caption. In providing an equal opportunity in learning.
12 minutes
Grade Level: All -
Group of 4 kids work on a collaborative activity in a classroom setting while a teacher stands by to observe. Text on image reads, "Problem Solve Collaboratively."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 5
3 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Teenagers sit in a classroom looking up at a lesson projected on a screen. Text on image reads, "Students Divide into their Groups."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 2
3 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
2 children seated at a shared desk in a classroom setting look up at a teacher using sign language. Text on image reads, "Support Discussion."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 8
3 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Blind child uses a guide to read braille as a woman seated nearby reaches out a hand to touch the tablet in front of him. Text on image reads, "Braille User." Caption. Let's put an "S" in front, what word is that.
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 6
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Child sits across from a teacher in a classroom setting. The child holds her hands up like she's measuring something. Text on image reads, "Student Think-Aloud."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 10
3 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Group of young children in a classroom setting, a few seated on the floor raising a hand at the teacher in the front of the classroom, another wearing headphones and standing close to the front screen. Text on image reads, "Justify Answer."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 9
3 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -