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From: L Snider
Date: Sun, Sep 06 2015 4:51PM
Subject: Captioning interviews-how to
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Hi All,

I didn't see this one on the list, so I thought I would ask.

I need to caption an interview between two people, one is John the
interviewer and the other is Jane the interviewee. There are just questions
and answers. In the captions, what is the best way to show who is talking?
For example, I could do names or just Q/A, examples:

John: Did you go to this place?
Jane: Yes I did.....

Q; Did you go to this place?
A: Yes I did.....

I have looked and looked and haven't found any 'best practices'. Did I miss
something? Advice?

Thanks so much!

Lisa

From: Bim Egan
Date: Tue, Sep 08 2015 5:21AM
Subject: Re: Captioning interviews-how to
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Hi Lisa,

Identifying the speaker by name is likely to be more accessible, especially
if they are introduced at the start of the interview. It isn't beyond
reasonable that the interviewee may respond with a question of their own,
which might cause confusion if only Q and A are used. The caption
punctuation should make it clear when a question is being asked.

In the WCAG2 Understanding document for the 1.2.2 Captioning (Prerecorded)
SC, the intent includes the sentence:
"Captions not only include dialogue, but identify who is speaking and
include non-speech information conveyed through sound, including meaningful
sound effects"
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-captions.html

HTH,

Bim

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Subject: [WebAIM] Captioning interviews-how to

Hi All,

I didn't see this one on the list, so I thought I would ask.

I need to caption an interview between two people, one is John the
interviewer and the other is Jane the interviewee. There are just questions
and answers. In the captions, what is the best way to show who is talking?
For example, I could do names or just Q/A, examples:

John: Did you go to this place?
Jane: Yes I did.....

Q; Did you go to this place?
A: Yes I did.....

I have looked and looked and haven't found any 'best practices'. Did I miss
something? Advice?

Thanks so much!

Lisa
http://webaim.org/discussion/archives

From: Wyant, Jay (MNIT)
Date: Tue, Sep 08 2015 8:18AM
Subject: Re: Captioning interviews-how to
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Lisa,

DCMP's Captioning Key may provide you a good reference: http://captioningkey.org/speaker_identification.html

In some instances, if the speakers are on the left and right of the screen, you can move the captions (referenced in the link as "placement") by justifying to left and right. But take care not to create a ping-pong effect, and preferably retain name identification.

Jay

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From: Brian Richwine
Date: Tue, Sep 08 2015 9:34AM
Subject: Re: Captioning interviews-how to
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You can find some great "best practices" for captioning on the captioning
key website at: http://captioningkey.org/



On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 7:21 AM, Bim Egan < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Hi Lisa,
>
> Identifying the speaker by name is likely to be more accessible, especially
> if they are introduced at the start of the interview. It isn't beyond
> reasonable that the interviewee may respond with a question of their own,
> which might cause confusion if only Q and A are used. The caption
> punctuation should make it clear when a question is being asked.
>
> In the WCAG2 Understanding document for the 1.2.2 Captioning (Prerecorded)
> SC, the intent includes the sentence:
> "Captions not only include dialogue, but identify who is speaking and
> include non-speech information conveyed through sound, including meaningful
> sound effects"
> http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-captions.html
>
> HTH,
>
> Bim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf
> Of L Snider
> Sent: 06 September 2015 23:52
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Captioning interviews-how to
>
> Hi All,
>
> I didn't see this one on the list, so I thought I would ask.
>
> I need to caption an interview between two people, one is John the
> interviewer and the other is Jane the interviewee. There are just questions
> and answers. In the captions, what is the best way to show who is talking?
> For example, I could do names or just Q/A, examples:
>
> John: Did you go to this place?
> Jane: Yes I did.....
>
> Q; Did you go to this place?
> A: Yes I did.....
>
> I have looked and looked and haven't found any 'best practices'. Did I miss
> something? Advice?
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> Lisa
> > > at
> http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >
> > > > >

From: L Snider
Date: Tue, Sep 08 2015 11:28AM
Subject: Re: Captioning interviews-how to
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Hi Bim,

Thanks, that makes sense in terms of WCAG...makes it more clear!

Cheers

Lisa



On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 6:21 AM, Bim Egan < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Hi Lisa,
>
> Identifying the speaker by name is likely to be more accessible, especially
> if they are introduced at the start of the interview. It isn't beyond
> reasonable that the interviewee may respond with a question of their own,
> which might cause confusion if only Q and A are used. The caption
> punctuation should make it clear when a question is being asked.
>
> In the WCAG2 Understanding document for the 1.2.2 Captioning (Prerecorded)
> SC, the intent includes the sentence:
> "Captions not only include dialogue, but identify who is speaking and
> include non-speech information conveyed through sound, including meaningful
> sound effects"
> http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-captions.html
>
> HTH,
>
> Bim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf
> Of L Snider
> Sent: 06 September 2015 23:52
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Captioning interviews-how to
>
> Hi All,
>
> I didn't see this one on the list, so I thought I would ask.
>
> I need to caption an interview between two people, one is John the
> interviewer and the other is Jane the interviewee. There are just questions
> and answers. In the captions, what is the best way to show who is talking?
> For example, I could do names or just Q/A, examples:
>
> John: Did you go to this place?
> Jane: Yes I did.....
>
> Q; Did you go to this place?
> A: Yes I did.....
>
> I have looked and looked and haven't found any 'best practices'. Did I miss
> something? Advice?
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> Lisa
> > > at
> http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >
> > > > >

From: L Snider
Date: Tue, Sep 08 2015 11:28AM
Subject: Re: Captioning interviews-how to
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Hi Brian,

Thanks, appreciate that resource.

Cheers

Lisa

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Brian Richwine < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> You can find some great "best practices" for captioning on the captioning
> key website at: http://captioningkey.org/
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 7:21 AM, Bim Egan < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > Hi Lisa,
> >
> > Identifying the speaker by name is likely to be more accessible,
> especially
> > if they are introduced at the start of the interview. It isn't beyond
> > reasonable that the interviewee may respond with a question of their own,
> > which might cause confusion if only Q and A are used. The caption
> > punctuation should make it clear when a question is being asked.
> >
> > In the WCAG2 Understanding document for the 1.2.2 Captioning
> (Prerecorded)
> > SC, the intent includes the sentence:
> > "Captions not only include dialogue, but identify who is speaking and
> > include non-speech information conveyed through sound, including
> meaningful
> > sound effects"
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-captions.html
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Bim
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> Behalf
> > Of L Snider
> > Sent: 06 September 2015 23:52
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List
> > Subject: [WebAIM] Captioning interviews-how to
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I didn't see this one on the list, so I thought I would ask.
> >
> > I need to caption an interview between two people, one is John the
> > interviewer and the other is Jane the interviewee. There are just
> questions
> > and answers. In the captions, what is the best way to show who is
> talking?
> > For example, I could do names or just Q/A, examples:
> >
> > John: Did you go to this place?
> > Jane: Yes I did.....
> >
> > Q; Did you go to this place?
> > A: Yes I did.....
> >
> > I have looked and looked and haven't found any 'best practices'. Did I
> miss
> > something? Advice?
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> >
> > Lisa
> > > > > > at
> > http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >

From: L Snider
Date: Tue, Sep 08 2015 11:41AM
Subject: Re: Captioning interviews-how to
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Hi Jay,

Thanks! Luckily in this case, it is just one speaker on screen and the
other is off screen! Having them both in one frame would have been
interesting, must be much tougher to get that right.

Cheers

Lisa

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Wyant, Jay (MNIT) < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Lisa,
>
> DCMP's Captioning Key may provide you a good reference:
> http://captioningkey.org/speaker_identification.html
>
> In some instances, if the speakers are on the left and right of the
> screen, you can move the captions (referenced in the link as "placement")
> by justifying to left and right. But take care not to create a ping-pong
> effect, and preferably retain name identification.
>
> Jay
>
>