Accessible AV is all about providing alternatives with equivalent information, in case a person can’t perceive the current media.
- Video with audio. At Level A, must have Audio Description (of visual content not in the audio) or Transcript.
- Speech or other audio. At Level A, must have Captions.
- Visual information. At Level AA, must have Audio Description (of visual content not in the audio). At Level AAA, must have Transcript.
Pick one of videos below. Watch and take notes on what might need an audio description (or be in a transcript). It’s fine to miss lots at first! It’s a learning exercise.
- Want something meta? Take notes on Web Accessibility Perspectives: Video Captions (47s), then watch Web Accessibility Perspectives: Video Captions - Audio Described Version (1m18s).
- Want something with lots of visual action? Take notes on Frozen - Trailer with Audio Description (1m31s). Listen with the sound off first, then listen again with the sound on.
- Want something with lots of dialogue? Take notes on Pulp Fiction Audio Description Sample. (3m50s). Listen with the sound off first, then listen again with the sound on.
Reflection: what did you think?
- What was included?
- What wasn’t included?
- How did the timing work?