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Re: 508 compliance for video?


From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Jan 28, 2016 1:01PM

I would agree, expect on one point. Frequently, very frequently, there is text on the screen, whether it's information about the speaker or text about the content and that visual text is not spoken or narrated. It may be supplemental to the narration, but it's still critical to the overall message of the video. So, while "audio-description", per se, may not be needed, additional narration to give voice and thus access to that text-based content is necessary. So, I would just caution content producers to use the 'is it a talking-head video' criteria for providing audio-description with caution.



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From: Wyant, Jay (MNIT) [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] 508 compliance for video?

Sorry to be late to the party - catching up on my forum emails. I'd like to add a caveat to Ryan's point. It is my understanding that audio description is only necessary if there is key visual information that is not conveyed by the existing audio. Thus, we encourage our video creators to be mindful when writing scripts to include all the information for the speaker ("As the slide shows, widget manufacturing has grown by 31% this year.") WCAG 2.0's "Understanding SC 1.2.5" calls this out by noting "if all of the information in the video track is already provided in the audio track, no audio description is necessary."



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From: Ryan E. Benson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 1:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] 508 compliance for video?


Audio descriptions are required per 1194.24.d

Ryan E. Benson
On Jan 11, 2016 2:15 PM, "Paxton Brewer" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I know that we need to caption the video content on our berkeley.edu
> websites for the hearing impaired.
> But it has just been brought to my attention that we might be required
> to have a descriptive audio track for vision impaired users. What are
> our mandates?
> http://508compliantresource.com/How-To-Make-A-Video-508-Compliant.asp
> Paxton Brewer
> Web Developer
> UC Berkeley Extension
> Phone: x34810
> Cell: 831-325-8659
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >