Thread Subject: Re: text transcripts for video-descriptions
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Fri, Aug 03 2007 12:45 PM
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Thank you Jim,
This whole idea of having text be a substitute for audio-description came
from a reference to the WCAG work. What WCAG talks about is exactly what
Jim is describing below. That is, a full description of all visual and
auditory information. So looking back and forth (or listening back and
forth) would not be necessary.
Anything short of this - (e.g. only a transcript) would produce all of the
problems cited by various people.
Here again is the wording from WCAG
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
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 10:12 AM
> To: 'TEITAC Audio/Video Subcommittee'
> Subject: Re: [teitac-video] text transcripts for video-descriptions
> Tom wrote:
> > Even though I am not blind I have experienced a similar
> problem when
> > participating in the Subcommittee meetings....
> > In order for me to fully participate I must follow the captions so
> > whenever the moderator says go look at the WIKI for this or
> that I am
> > lost I can't be two places at once.
> I think for a live event or event that is otherwise
> time-driven outside of the user's control, all bets are off.
> But what about a video that a person is viewing under their
> own control?
> What I'm trying to get at is: if there were a single document
> that included both the complete script PLUS all the text that
> would go into an audio description, would that be an
> acceptable solution? In fact it would look like the script
> of a play, with stage directions like "Arnold goes over to
> the cabinet and takes out the glass globe".
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