Thread Subject: Re: text transcripts for video-descriptions
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Thu, Aug 02 2007 2:00 PM
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The phrase that is in WCAG was "or a full text alternative for multimedia
including any interaction". This is not a transcript. This would be like a
screenplay or book. Its definition is:
full text alternative for multimedia including any interaction
document including correctly sequenced text descriptions of all visual
settings, actions, speakers, and non-speech sounds, and transcript of all
dialogue combined with a means of achieving any outcomes that are achieved
using interaction (if any) during the multimedia
Note: A screenplay used to create the multimedia content would meet this
definition only if it was corrected to accurately represent the final
multimedia after editing.
This was included as an alternative to the audio description because
sometime there is BOTH non-stop talking and additional visual information
that is critical to understanding the multimedia. Some people also think
this is less work than video descriptions - but that is not the primary
motivator. By the way - the "full text alternative for multimedia including
any interaction" does provide access by people who are deaf-blind.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of
> Larry Goldberg
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 1:47 PM
> To: TEITAC AV list
> Subject: Re: [teitac-video] text transcripts for video-descriptions
> I agree and propose deleting the phrase, "or a separate text
> description of the video," from #2, leaving:
> 2. materials containing prerecorded video with concurrent
> audio must provide synchronized audio descriptions to convey
> the informational content of the video.
> - Larry
> Hoffman, Allen wrote:
> > I might have missed this, and discussion, but I don't feel
> > allow text transcripts as video description under #2.
> > 6.2-C - Video Description
> > All materials containing video and/or audio, regardless of format,
> > that contain visual information necessary for the
> comprehension of the
> > content, must comply with the following:
> > list of 3 items
> > 1. materials containing prerecorded video and no original audio or
> > other additional time-based content must provide either a separate
> > text description of the video or provide an additional
> audio track to
> > convey the informational content of the video.
> > 2. materials containing prerecorded video with concurrent
> audio must
> > provide synchronized audio descriptions, or a separate text
> > description of the video, to convey the informational
> content of the
> > video.
> > 3. materials containing live video must provide synchronized audio
> > descriptions in real time to convey the informational
> content of the
> > video.
> > list end
> > Allen Hoffman -- = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ; v: 202-447-0303
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