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Re: Press clipping: [Broadcast] "Where is TV audio description heading in 2019?" [via Audio Description Community Group]

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 15:49:41 +0000
To: Audio Description Community Group <team-community-process@w3.org>, "public-audio-description@w3.org" <public-audio-description@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D87F603F.3C518%nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Additionally, I just noticed an AbilityNet report following their
TechSharePro event from last year at [1], at which I spoke by invitation.


Kind regards,


On 01/02/2019, 09:49, "W3C Community Development Team"
<team-community-process@w3.org> wrote:

>On 31 January 2019, Claudia Cahalane, blogs editor and accessibility
>advocate of AbilityNet, wrote in Broadcast, in article "Where is TV audio
>description heading in 2019?":
>[...]It seems that on top of tech and financial challenges around growing
>AD across more platforms and services, broadcasters are grappling with
>how to create appealing, fitting and engaging AD scripts that slot
>between dialogue and sound within programmes.
>We heard that the formation of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>Community Group on audio description last year is looking to address
>this. The group aims to release an open standard file format for AD by
>the end of this year, according to Nigel Megitt, executive product
>manager at the BBC and chair of the W3C group.
>The impetus, he said, is that ³Audio description is fantastic, but all
>the tools you use to make it are proprietary ­ there¹s no way to exchange
>information about the production of audio description.²
>Having some Œstandard tooling¹ to do this would make it cheaper and
>easier for more people to create AD, Meggitt told delegates at the
>Google-sponsored event.[...]
>This post sent on Audio Description Community Group
>'Press clipping: [Broadcast] "Where is TV audio description heading in
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