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Re: Audio description in WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.2.5


From: Lars Ballieu Christensen
Date: Apr 23, 2021 12:59AM

Somehow I believe that re-recording is rarely an option insofar as it only relates to content for which you have the full control. On many cases, audio and video content will originate from other sources, merely to be published on a website. Requiring preexisting audio and video to be re-recorded in order to accommodate accessibility features will make even more cumbersome to add audio descriptions and will likely be considered an undue burden by many..

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Lars Ballieu Christensen
RÃ¥dgiver/Adviser, Ph.D., M.Sc., Sensus ApS
Specialister i tilgængelighed/Accessibility Consultants
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On 23/04/2021, 08.45, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of glen walker" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

That sounds like rubbish. Having gaps in the audio is unrelated to 1.2..5.
There's no indication in the normative SC that gaps are a prerequisite.
"Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video..." It doesn't
say all prerecorded video that has sufficient gaps. It says "all
prerecorded video". If you don't have sufficient gaps to create an AD,
then you need to re-record.

There's a slight hint in the non-normative understanding section that says
"During existing pauses in dialogue, audio description provides information
about action..." So what happens if you don't have "existing pauses"? It
means you weren't thinking about accessibility when it was recorded.
Sorry, you need to fix it. It doesn't say pauses must exist in order to
create AD.