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Re: Best Possible Audio Description


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Jul 29, 2021 5:02AM

It's not a specific success criterion, but it is in the conformance section:

Conformance level (v 5.2.1):

Understanding conforming alternate versions:

This is a little less obvious than a specific success criterion,.

On 7/29/21, Peter Shikli < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> To answer a few of the questions and comments in the response posts:
> 1) You need to fit between the pauses in the dialog.
> For when that is possible, of course that's what we'll do, but let's not
> focus on solving the easy problem since I can assure you that we have
> and will encounter the hard problem. Consider only the problem where an
> important scene description cannot fit between pauses. Do we cut out
> important info and comply to WCAG level AA, which we would, or can we
> comply with a link to an mp3 that makes no compromises on giving the
> blind a more equivalent (or at least more useful) experience to the
> content of the video.
> 2) What audio player do we use.
> None. AblePlayer is the main one with a built-in audio description
> track, but why should we force the blind to load a video file at least
> ten times as large as the track with the audio description? The blind
> already have mp3 players for podcasts and such. Isn't that the best-fit
> player for what the blind need in this case?
> 3) Why not build the video to need less or even no audio description?
> Mainly because our service is to make archived videos accessible. The
> producers are long gone. For new videos, we certainly encourage baked-in
> accessibility.
> Cheers,
> Peter Shikli
> Access2online Inc.
> > > > >

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