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


From: Mallory
Date: Apr 28, 2021 2:45AM

This is what YouDescribe does too. Users can control the volume of the AD audio separately from the video's own audio. Which is cool, but for educational stuff for example it may mean you have to watch the video twice, or go back and forth to play with stuff, depending on how intricate the video's visuals are.

But having a system like that pretty much closes the whole "I don't have pauses so I getses a free pass" excuse :P


On Fri, Apr 23, 2021, at 10:29 AM, Mark Magennis wrote:
> 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.
> Mark