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Re: YouTube and audio descriptions


From: Hewitt,Susan (DSHS)
Date: Feb 18, 2014 6:35AM

Thanks for the comprehensive list. And thanks Kenneth for the info about the single track on YouTube.

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Gerardo Capiel
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 3:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] YouTube and audio descriptions

You could use YouTube with YouDescribe:


Also I have been meaning to email this list to encourage those creating captions or descriptions tracks to make them discoverable via the new Schema.org<http://Schema.org>; accessibility properties.


You can search for captioned videos identified by these accessibility properties using Google Custom Search Engine:


Here's what a similar query for described videos looks like:


We hope to convince Google to modify their mainstream video search closed-caption filter to support these properties in order to yield more comprehensive results:


Gerardo Capiel
VP of Engineering

On Feb 17, 2014, at 12:32 PM, "Hewitt,Susan (DSHS)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:

Does any know if YouTube supports audio description tracks? When I go to upload I only find options for "annotations." I also can't find any documentation on it one way or the other.

I think there's a plug-in for JW Player to do this but Vimeo does not.