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== Making Videos Accessible to Students and Clients Who Are Visually Impaired ==
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=Increasing Accessibility for Vision Related Disabilities=
 
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==What is Audio Description?==
Access for all means no student, customer, or employee should have to miss out on a
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video’s visual content.
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<p>“Audio Description involves the accessibility of the visual images of theater, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired... Audio Description is commentary and narration which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions...”</p>
 
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<p>From the American Council of the Blind – http://www.acb.org/adp/ad.html</p>
At AMAC, we understand the
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effectiveness of using video in the classroom or the boardroom. Audio description (AD)
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Our audio description team has several years of experience providing descriptions for governmental agencies and public and private universities across the country. We have also worked with our corporate members to ensure that their training materials and advertisements are made accessible for a wider audience.
makes video accessible to blind/visually-impaired persons who would
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==AMAC Audio Description Services==
otherwise miss out on information presented visually.
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Our audio description services are divided into two categories: '''standard''' and '''complex'''. Both services provide the same high-quality deliverables but differentiate based on the labor needed to produce the finished product. Prices presented below assume a five-minute minimum for each video.
 
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*'''Standard Audio Description''':
'''What is Audio Description?''' - This service is essentially an additional narration track
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**Most videos are considered standard. A standard video requires only minimal research and one voice actor.
that describes a video’s visual content during natural pauses in the
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*'''Complex Audio Description''':
soundtrack. If you see the AD))) symbol while watching TV, that means
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**Very few videos are considered complex. A complex video would require extensive research to properly describe visual elements and/or an additional voice artist. An example of a complex video would be a video with complicated graphs and diagrams with no narration, a video based in a foreign culture with important visual elements relating to that culture, or a video with consistent subtitling throughout.
the program has been audio described and can be accessed by turning on
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<p>Deliverables for all audio description products include an MP4 video file with extended description and an accessible text script of the audio description including time codes for when the description occurs in the video. Turnaround time for audio description may vary based on content. A standard project completion time is three to six weeks.</p>
the secondary audio programming (SAP).
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<p>'''AMAC Audio Description Price Estimate''' To provide an estimate, AMAC Audio
 
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'''How does it benefit the instructor?''' - Instructors no longer have to
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choose between omitting video from the curriculum or using valuable
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classroom time to describe the video themselves. AMAC uses your
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video—along with any syllabus, rubric, or learning objectives that you
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provide—to produce a described video that is tailored to meet your needs.
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'''Who else can benefit?''' - AD also has tremendous benefits for sighted
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students whose primary mode of learning is auditory. Research shows that
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AD helps improve the comprehension and retention of information. AD also
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helps students exercise a critical skill—active listening.
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'''Where else can it be used?''' - Whether a video is to be used in the
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classroom, during student orientation, for emergency preparedness, or
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for training purposes, if it has visual content, it can be described!
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'''AMAC Audio Description Quote''' - To provide an estimate quote, AMAC Audio
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Description Services will view your video and determine its level of
 
Description Services will view your video and determine its level of
 
complexity. In most cases, you will have to provide us the video through
 
complexity. In most cases, you will have to provide us the video through
a file-sharing service, such as DropBox or Hightail; through an Internet
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a file-sharing service, such as Dropbox; through an Internet
streaming service, such as YouTube or Vimeo; or through FTP. Please email us at caps@amac.gatech.edu for additional information.
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streaming service, such as YouTube or Vimeo; or through FTP. Please email us at caps@amac.gatech.edu for additional information.</p>

Latest revision as of 09:45, 10 August 2018

Increasing Accessibility for Vision Related Disabilities

What is Audio Description?

“Audio Description involves the accessibility of the visual images of theater, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired... Audio Description is commentary and narration which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions...”

From the American Council of the Blind – http://www.acb.org/adp/ad.html

Our audio description team has several years of experience providing descriptions for governmental agencies and public and private universities across the country. We have also worked with our corporate members to ensure that their training materials and advertisements are made accessible for a wider audience.

AMAC Audio Description Services

Our audio description services are divided into two categories: standard and complex. Both services provide the same high-quality deliverables but differentiate based on the labor needed to produce the finished product. Prices presented below assume a five-minute minimum for each video.

  • Standard Audio Description:
    • Most videos are considered standard. A standard video requires only minimal research and one voice actor.
  • Complex Audio Description:
    • Very few videos are considered complex. A complex video would require extensive research to properly describe visual elements and/or an additional voice artist. An example of a complex video would be a video with complicated graphs and diagrams with no narration, a video based in a foreign culture with important visual elements relating to that culture, or a video with consistent subtitling throughout.

Deliverables for all audio description products include an MP4 video file with extended description and an accessible text script of the audio description including time codes for when the description occurs in the video. Turnaround time for audio description may vary based on content. A standard project completion time is three to six weeks.

AMAC Audio Description Price Estimate — To provide an estimate, AMAC Audio Description Services will view your video and determine its level of complexity. In most cases, you will have to provide us the video through a file-sharing service, such as Dropbox; through an Internet streaming service, such as YouTube or Vimeo; or through FTP. Please email us at caps@amac.gatech.edu for additional information.