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Re: Audio Description on web site videos ?

From: Lubow Scott <lubow_scott@bah.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:36:09 -0400
Message-ID: <3D906A49.26AA6853@bah.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
CC: "SHARPE Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>, Larry Goldberg <Larry_Goldberg@wgbh.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi Ian,
The Toy Story dvd also has audio descriptions.
Scott


Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

> Ian,
> There aren't many, but a few DVDs do have what we refer to as "audio
> navigation".  Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, Marcus Garvey: Look
> for Me in the Whirlwind, and The Grinch are three that have this.
>
> Andrew
>
> On 9/24/02 6:44 AM, "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Can this legislation be invoked for the production of DVDs also then? I
> > haven't been able to use any DVDs easily (but this isn't many) because you I
> > have been presented with an on screen menu that I can read. An audible
> > description would enable me to work out what's going on. Then all I need to
> > do is work out how to select the appropriate option!!!!
> >
> > I have had discussion with others regarding DVD accessiblity and there does
> > seem to be a lack of any standard approach. Some are good, some are bad and
> > generally the players themselves are inadaquate.
> >
> > (I know this isn't strickly web related so apologies in advance for any
> > stress this may cause anyone.)
> >
> > Cheers
> > Ian
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Larry Goldberg [mailto:Larry_Goldberg@wgbh.org]
> > Sent: 23 September 2002 14:21
> > To: lubow_scott@bah.com; Web Accessibility Initiative;
> > 508@access-board.gov; Section 508
> > Subject: Re: Audio Description on web site videos ?
> >
> >
> >
> > From our understanding (and authoring - we sat on the Access Board's
> > EITAAC), we always expected that those uses are exactly what that provision
> > was written for - so the answer to your question is yes.
> >
> > And it's not so hard - see may examples at ncam.wgbh.org/richmedia
> >
> > - Larry
> >
> >
> >> Hi Everyone,
> >> Sorry for the cross posting.  I know that audio descriptions are required
> > for
> >> multimedia and videos under standard (1194.24) (d) "All training and
> >> informational video and multimedia productions that support the agency's
> >> mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary
> > for
> >> the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described."
> >>
> >> Does this provision also hold true for video's that run in a web page or
> > cd
> >> rom
> >> in software such as media player, quick time, etc.?
> >> Thanks in advance.
> >> Scott
> >>
>
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