Published on February 21, 2014
Training using Videos: An approach to include deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired and learning impaired By Nisha Pawar Accessible Media Associate BarrierBreak Tel: +91-22-26860485/6 Web: www.barrierbreak.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media accessibility • • • • Text transcripts Captions Sign language Audio Description
Text transcripts • Describes the audio of a video • Displayed on : – Same webpage – Separate File (Text file, Microsoft Word document, Pdf or provide it on a separate web page)
Captions • Textual description of the audio displayed at the bottom of the screen • Synchronized the captions with audio / video • Often captions mistaken as subtitles • Localized Captions
Types of captions • Close Captions – Displayed as CC – Appear on user request • Open captions – Always visible – Blocks the view
Captions – Screen shot
Captions – Screen shot
Sign language • Universal language for people with hearing impairment • Different across the regions • Works for all languages • Common term
Sign language - Few best practices • Right bottom corner of the screen • Add Separate video track
Sign language – Screen shot
Audio description • Narration of the video • Added between 2 dialogues • Audio description draws attention to the key visual elements • Helps people with visual impairment • Audio described movies
Audio described Bollywood movies
What should be audio described? • • • • • • • An educational video for teaching students Feature films Musicals Nature Documentaries Sport and Live Events Children’s Programs Advertisements / Programme Trailers / Product Placement
Audio description- Best practices • Add necessary content: – Use present tense – Titles and Credits – Use appropriate voice – Prioritizing Information – Giving Additional Information – Signposting or Anticipating the Action. – Highlighting Sound Effects – Colors – Logos and Opening Titles
Where to Contact Me? Email: email@example.com Office: +91-26860485/6 Ext: 109
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