Audio Description of Visual Information
Audio description adds narration conveying visual information about the settings, costumes, or body language in videos or other forms of visual presentations to help persons who are blind or have visual impairments understand important visual elements. Audio description is intended to complement, not interfere or replace visual information. Objective descriptions are typically inserted between portions of dialogue. Some pre-recorded videos may already have audio descriptions, however many will need to have auditory explanations given for visual information. In some cases the instructor may be able to provide auditory explanations about visual information for blind and visually impaired students, in other cases media may need to be sent to the services for students with disabilities office to have audio descriptions added.
- The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education: Are There Standards or Guidelines for Providing Audio Description?
- Association of Science Technology Centers: What Audio Description Is and Who Uses It?
- DescriptionKey: How to Describe
- DescriptionKey: What To Describe
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