Understanding Accessible Media

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Published on March 13, 2014

Author: BarrierBreak

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• Websites are changing from using text and images to using Audio-Video Content • Some areas where we are using different types of media: – Education – News – Information – Entertainment – Healthcare How are we using Media Today?


• Today people who are: – Visually impaired – Hearing impaired – Learning impaired – Elderly – Using English as a Foreign Language Face challenges in accessing media beyond text. Media which is using audio-video content. Target Audiences

• An educational video for teaching students • Feature films • Musicals • Nature Documentaries • Sport and Live Events • News • Children’s Programs • Advertisements / Programme Trailers / Product Placement Which type of Media can be made Accessible?

• Text transcripts • Captions • Sign language • Audio Description How can we make Media Accessible?

• 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) Text transcripts

• 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 Captions

• Closed Captions – Displayed as CC – Appear on user request • Open captions – Always visible – Blocks the view Types of captions

Captions – Screen shot

Captions – Screen shot

• Universal language for people with hearing impairment. • Separate Sign Language video track is added in the original video. • Different across the regions. • Anything expressed in spoken language can be expressed in sign language as well. Sign language

Sign language – Screen shot

• 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 description

Audio described Bollywood movies

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