Thread Subject: Re: audio-description definition
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From: Karen Peltz Strauss
Date: Wed, Sep 19 2007 5:00 AM
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I agree - policymakers generally do not define terms not used in the body of
guidelines or regulations.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-video] audio-description definition
> However, this point of view must be considered:
> In standards you only define terms in definition section that you actually
> We use the term video description in our definition - so that is what we
> define, as it appears in the latest draft:
> Video Description
> The insertion of verbal or auditory description(s) of on-screen visuals
> intended to describe important visual details that are not contained in,
> that cannot be understood from, the main audio output alone. Video
> descriptions supplement the regular audio track of the program and are
> usually inserted between dialogue narration to provide information about
> actions, characters, and on-screen text that appear without verbalization.
> Video descriptions are a way to let people who are blind or have low
> know what is happening on screen.
> ... Larry ...
> Hoffman, Allen wrote:
>> I don't think we use the term audio-description, but shouldn't we
>> recommend that the term be included in the definitions section to point
>> to video-description to make it clear that we use the other term. both
>> terms are widely used, so clarifying that we are using one of them would
>> seem helpful to me.
>> Allen Hoffman -- DHS Office on Accessible Systems & Technology
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