Thread Subject: Re: text transcripts for video-descriptions
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Thu, Aug 02 2007 1:50 PM
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On 8/2/07, Hoffman, Allen < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> Federally produced items that would need audio description are not that
> rare. What is rare is finding those that meet the requirement.
Indeed. This is all a matter of whether the burden on the developer
should be a factor in determining which guidelines we propose. This
has never really been clear to me from the beginning.
> I, for one, have real difficulty reading
> Braille, or listening to the text-to-speech of a transcript wile also
> listening to the audio of a a/v product simultaneously.
But for many, including those who are deaf-blind and many with
cognitive disabilities, the text description (not to be confused with
a transcript, though this argument stands for those as well) is the
only mechanism for accessing the content.
Why not audio description *AND* text description? And similarly, why
not captions *AND* transcripts?
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