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Description Key - Quality Description

Today's students are expected to learn from increasingly visual curricula. Using narration to describe visual information enhances comprehension and retention. Description not only benefits students who are blind or visually impaired, it benefits children on the autism spectrum, English language learners, and children with learning differences. From about description-key

Description Key - Job Descriptions

The person responsible for authoring and editing the description script to be recorded by a voicer (or voice talent). From about description-key

Audio Description

Paper in 2004 by Bernd Benecke, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany. Deals mainly with two aspects of audio description: the development (history) of this mode of language transfer and the main steps in the preparation of audio description. Overviews status of television description in Germany at the time it was written. about research, description

Video Description

Information from the FCC regarding video description which is “audio-narrated descriptions of a television program’s key visual elements. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the program’s dialogue. Video description makes TV programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.” On August 25, 2011, the FCC adopted rules to implement the video description provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). These rules are effective as of July 1, 2012. about legal, description

Describing Description

Debbie Risk discusses the Captioning Key and Description Key as valuable resources to guide companies in their work of adding captioning and description to videos and other media. From Debbie Risk about accessibility-vendors, 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

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 Tip Sheet

The Audio Description Tip Sheet is intended as a quick reference for describers. View the DCMP Description Key for a comprehensive and accessible reference for audio description. about manuals-and-guidelines, description

Access: Description Module

Access: Description Module is an overview of description and why it is essential to providing access for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The module reviews guidelines for description, discusses laws pertaining to description, and explains the unique requirements for educational description. Many examples of description are included. about description, module

Description Key - Accessibility Vendors

The Described and Captioned Media Program maintains an online listing of description service vendors. Please complete the form below to add your company to the listing. From about description-key

Description Key - Background

Adapted from the original "Background of The Description Key," written in 2008 by Kay Alicyn Ferrell and Mary Ann Siller, American Foundation for the Blind. From about description-key

Description Key - Resources

Offers an overview of description, how description can be used in the classroom, the progress of the Video Description Research and Development Center in the design of new description technologies, and special webinar resources. From about description-key

Jeff Corwin Explains Description

Watch an American Foundation for the Blind sponsored PSA about description. Features Emmy-winning TV host, Jeff Corwin. about description

The Rewards of Description

Margaret Hardy, a pioneer in the field of audio description, discusses Gregory Frazier's descriptive services work in San Francisco with AudioVision. From Margaret Hardy about history, description

Description Timeline Highlights

With the advent of description, people who are blind or visually impaired gained an important tool with which to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of the unique visual nature of films and other visual media. Though a relatively new phenomenon compared to captioning, which established its roots more than 60 years ago, there have been many notable developments in the history of description. about history, description

Description + Captioning = Access

In an address on March 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Duncan stated: "In order to win the future, as President Obama has challenged us, we must enable every single American to reach their potential, and in my book, all means all. Every child, regardless of income, race, background, or disability can learn and must learn." From Bill Stark about dcmp, captioning, educators, description

Accessing Description on Your TV

The American Foundation for the Blind and the American Council of the Blind overview the SAP (Secondary Audio Program) channel. about 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