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ACC021:
On-Air Graphics
Best Practices
Robert Pearson
Accessibility Officer, AMI
Robert.Pearson@ami.ca
@a11ymedia
January ...
Learning Objectives
• Describe the three technology practices that ensure the
accessibility of television for persons who ...
On-Air Graphics Best Practices
• Guidelines of best practices for the presentation of on-air
graphics and text on televisi...
Table of Contents
• Size
• Contrast
• Duration
• Font
• Obscuration and Transitions
4
Handouts are available at: www.atia....
Advisory Techniques
• Graphics and text over a patterned background or moving
footage
• Perspective Changes
• Stroke/Borde...
Questions
• What are the television viewing preferences of a blind and
partially sighted audience?
• How can we increase t...
More Questions
• How can the delivery of accessible graphic content be of benefit
to the widest possible audience?
• What ...
Best Practices
• On-Air Graphics Best Practices
• (Attached PDF)
8
Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
AMI Inside Example
• http://www.ami.ca/AMI-tv/Pages/AMI-Inside.aspx
9
Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohando...
Points of Discussion
• Serif fonts?
• Death of Design?
• Captioning
• Description
• Signing
10
Handouts are available at: ...
Thank you for attending this session
11
• CEUs – Session Code: XXX-YY
• More info at: www.atia.org/CEU
• For ACVREP, AOTA ...
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On-Air Graphics Best Practices

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Describe the three technology practices that ensure the accessibility of television for persons who may have either full or reduced vision.
Demonstrate mastery of two techniques that provide partially sighted persons with a more inclusive television viewing experience.
Describe a sub-set of the W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines and how they apply to a non-web environment.

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On-Air Graphics Best Practices

  1. 1. ACC021: On-Air Graphics Best Practices Robert Pearson Accessibility Officer, AMI Robert.Pearson@ami.ca @a11ymedia January 31st , 2015 9:20amHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts 1
  2. 2. Learning Objectives • Describe the three technology practices that ensure the accessibility of television for persons who may have either full or reduced vision. • Demonstrate mastery of two techniques that provide partially sighted persons with a more inclusive television viewing experience. • Describe a sub-set of the W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines and how they apply to a non-web environment. 2 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  3. 3. On-Air Graphics Best Practices • Guidelines of best practices for the presentation of on-air graphics and text on television. • These guidelines are designed to enable people who are legally blind or low vision to maintain engagement and understanding of relevant graphic and text content presented on screen. • These best practices are not meant to limit creativity or aesthetic variety of on-air graphics, but to provide a model for inclusive design choices. 3 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  4. 4. Table of Contents • Size • Contrast • Duration • Font • Obscuration and Transitions 4 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  5. 5. Advisory Techniques • Graphics and text over a patterned background or moving footage • Perspective Changes • Stroke/Border • Drop Shadows • Moving Text • Alignment • Font Styles for Lengthy Text • High Luminance or Saturated Red Flashes 5 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  6. 6. Questions • What are the television viewing preferences of a blind and partially sighted audience? • How can we increase the effectiveness of the delivery of described video (through the presence of accessible graphics)? • How can accessibility standards developed for the web be applied to other mediums? • How does color contrast, font usage, spacing and other elements affect the visual message delivered to an audience with varying vision abilities? 6 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  7. 7. More Questions • How can the delivery of accessible graphic content be of benefit to the widest possible audience? • What metrics and key performance indicators are proposed (can be utilized) to ascertain whether the planned accessibility measure meets its objectives? • How does new technology in TV manufacturing assist with making TV production more accessible? What challenges does it produce? (with a focus on the “new technology” being specifically of a purpose to support graphics) 7 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  8. 8. Best Practices • On-Air Graphics Best Practices • (Attached PDF) 8 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  9. 9. AMI Inside Example • http://www.ami.ca/AMI-tv/Pages/AMI-Inside.aspx 9 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  10. 10. Points of Discussion • Serif fonts? • Death of Design? • Captioning • Description • Signing 10 Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts
  11. 11. Thank you for attending this session 11 • CEUs – Session Code: XXX-YY • More info at: www.atia.org/CEU • For ACVREP, AOTA and ASHA CEUs, hand in completed Attendance Forms to REGISTRATION DESK at the end of the conference. Please note there is a $15 fee for AOTA CEUs. • For general CEUs, apply online with The AAC Institute: www.aacinstitute.org • Session Evaluation: URL • Please help us improve the quality of our conference by completing your session evaluation form. • Completed evaluation forms should be submitted as you exit or to staff at the registration desk. • Handouts • Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts • Handout link remains live for 3 months after the conference ends. Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/orlandohandouts

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