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Re: [EXTERNAL]Audio description in WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion1.2.5


From: Mark Magennis
Date: Apr 23, 2021 2:29AM

Another option is the approach we take at Skillsoft with our Percipio eLearning product where we have built functionality into the player to pause the video while audio description (AD) is being read. There is only one version of the video and it has the AD embedded in it. There is a button in the player toolbar to turn the AD on and OFF. We had to do this because most of our videos have audio description but there is never enough gap to insert AD into the audio track and we didn't want to have to host and serve up two versions of every video.


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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: 23 April 2021 08:18
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [WebAIM] Audio description in WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.2.5

Going to add here that re-recording (i.e. actually shooting more footage
etc) is not the only option. While cumbersome, you can also create a separate version where you pause / freeze-frame the existing audio/video and *create* those gaps for the AD.

Patrick H. Lauke

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