Workflows for Multimedia

Making audio-video content accessible

  1. Choose an accessible media player
    Examples: American Foundation for the Blind Accessible Video Player, OzPlayer
  2. Choose a delivery platform that supports accessibility features (like a website, Learning Management System, etc.)
  3. Caption the video and provide a text transcript
    • Do-it-yourself captions or outsource captions; in either case, captions should be checked for accuracy prior to distributing and timing of captioned information should correspond with the video
    • Text transcripts should contain setting and speaker changes along with any sounds such as dogs barking, horn honking, etc.
  4. Describe the video (only necessary for visible actions in a video that need to be conveyed to someone who is blind or has low vision); usually this is done as an additional version of the original video.
    • Do-it-yourself audio descriptions
    • Outsource audio descriptions

Making audio-only content accessible

  1. Choose an accessible media player
  2. Choose a delivery platform that supports accessibility features
  3. Transcribe the audio
    • Do-it-yourself transcripts
    • Outsource transcript creation

Making video-only content accessible

  1. Choose an accessible media player
  2. Choose a delivery platform that supports accessibility features
  3. Describe the video
    • Do-it-yourself audio descriptions
    • Outsource audio descriptions

Making audio and video for live events accessible

  1. Choose an accessible media player.
  2. Choose a delivery platform that supports accessibility features
  3. Make a plan to provide live captions, transcripts, and descriptions
  4. You may choose to contact a CART services provider and/or arrange for an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. (It is important to note that not all deaf and hard of hearing individuals know ASL.)
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