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Re: Audio Description on web site videos ?

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:27:41 -0400
To: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>, Larry Goldberg <Larry_Goldberg@wgbh.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <B9B5E08D.7583%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

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.


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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