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Choosing the Best Audio Description Format for Your Visual Content

taught by: Celia Hughes

co-presented by: April Sullivan

Session Summary:

Do you know what you need to know? Are you responsible to choose an Audio Description provider or create described content in-house? Come to this session to learn from experienced audio describers about the difference between standard and extended audio description, and which is best for the type of visual material you are presenting. Get ahead of the game by learning what you need to do, to make sure your videos are universally designed from the beginning; so audio description is built into your process, saving you both time and money!


Are you interested in making your visual information accessible to viewers who are blind? Attend this class to get a general understanding of what an Audio Describer looks for in your visual content, in order to decide what type of audio description is best suited for your needs. Understanding the difference between standard description and extended description will give you the knowledge you need to choose the right Audio Description provider. Watch real examples to get a sense of how good description can enhance a video, and how bad description can detract from, and even compete with, your content.

Go one step beyond to learn how to make your videos universally accessible from the very first stages of production. Learn about the core skills used in Audio Description, as well as general principles for effective description, and decide how they can influence your narrative content in a proactive way.

Practical Skills:

Audio Description in 2019: The Next Accessibility Frontier!

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