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AD CC and Me: Lessons Learned in Video Accessibility

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"If accessibility is about inclusion, videos about accessibility should be too." Part case study, part primer. Lessons learned while making "The Viking and The Lumberjack", an accessible video web series.

Learn how V&L filmed, edited, added audio description, and captions to their series.

Seriously, if these two can do it, anyone can!

Originally presented at CSUN 2016.

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AD CC and Me: Lessons Learned in Video Accessibility

  1. 1. Lessons Learned in DIY Video Accessibility @TheBillyGregory
  2. 2. @TheBillyGregory Full Disclosure • This is a story about how we made V&L accessible • I am not an expert on this subject matter • I’m going to be 100% honest about how we make V&L • A lot of this info came from listening to our viewers (or a Lumberjack) Not an expert …and not being jerks
  3. 3. @VandLShow
  4. 4. Highway to Help
  5. 5. Hey… wanna be on the internet?… @KarlGroves Making the Video
  6. 6. In the beginning…
  7. 7. we went broke.
  8. 8. #a11y Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  9. 9. Costa Rica Rebranding #a11y
  10. 10. CSUN ‘15 Real World #a11y
  11. 11. All Over Useless #a11y
  12. 12. Get Your Accessibility For
  13. 13. Editing
  14. 14. You THAT!
  15. 15. Audio Description
  16. 16. • Audio Description is an audio-only track • Synchronous with the video • Describes necessary visual content • Usually delivered during pauses in dialogue • Supports comprehension for users who cannot see the video What is AD?
  17. 17. Robert Pearson https://www.gofundme.com/robertpearson July 8th, 1976 – December 26th, 2015
  18. 18. Shout it out loud {“Shout it out loud” by KISS plays}
  19. 19. Chaos AD
  20. 20. Be consistent in use of names, character references, location descriptions, etc.AD*BP Always “Billy” Always “Karl”
  21. 21. Describe any obvious emotional states but do not interpret them.AD*BP
  22. 22. Closed Captioning
  23. 23. What is CC? • Text equivalent of spoken words or meaningful sounds in video content • Allows people with hearing loss or deafness to get equal access to information • Also, provides additional benefitsadditional benefits
  24. 24. Additional Benefits “Friends with”?…
  25. 25. CC*BP • Short phrases • Speakers identified • Punctuation to clarify meaning • Correct spelling • Sufficient contrast between text and background
  26. 26. Adding Captions
  27. 27. Adding Captions
  28. 28. Adding Captions
  29. 29. Adding Captions
  30. 30. BG*CC Tips • Be careful with the arrow keys • Save often • Do NOT trust the auto-captions
  31. 31. Courtesy of @PatrickDunphy
  32. 32. Courtesy of @PatrickDunphy
  33. 33. If You Build It…
  34. 34. Looking ahead
  35. 35. Thanks! @TheBillyGregory

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