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Re: Transcript usage


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Jul 25, 2017 5:53PM

It depends on the video, in particular on the quality and completeness
of the video's audio track.
If the audio track is complete (names of speakers are identified,
speaker never refers to "the number on your screen" or "the figures
over there", and you get the sense that you are not missing anything
by not seeing the video, you can use the video.
In any other situation you check the transcript (if available).
Other indicators, long periods of music or other non-verbal sounds
(you have to check the transcript to see if something useful was
displayed on screen, either text or other visual info).

I was always a big Friends fan (yeah, I grew up in the 90s) and found
that sitcom pretty accessible. But then I found the transcript
archives online and read them, and discovered there were a heck of a
lot of jokes that I missed.

On 7/25/17, L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi Maya,
> People who are Deaf-Blind usually rely on transcripts, so they are pretty
> important.
> In terms of people who are blind using the video sound and transcripts, in
> my experience people use one or the other, but usually prefer the
> audio-depends on where they are and what they are doing. I would be curious
> to know what others have found.
> Cheers
> Lisa
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Maya Sellon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> A question popped up in a project I'm working on that I answered with "it
>> depends", but I wanted to ask you all as well: how do people (especially
>> screen reader users) use video transcripts? Do they use them instead of
>> the
>> video? Or to somehow support the video after they've listened to it?
>> I pointed out that it's not just low vision users who use transcripts and
>> that I think it really depends on the task the user is carrying out, but
>> would be very interested and grateful to hear from this group.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Maya
>> --
>> iPhone. iTypos. iApologise.
>> >> >> >> >>
> > > > >

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