Video Description

Improving accessibility of content through Video Description. The accessibility of media to partially sighted audiences may be enhanced by provision of additional information in the form of audio narrative track. An audio description of the video content is called “audio description” or “video description” in country-dependent nomenclature. Traditionally, a trained ‘describer’ identifies appropriate points in the audio timeline where a description is needed (and can be placed) and produces a script. This process has much in common with captioning, but perhaps for historical reasons is almost always done separately. Typically, the ‘describer’ will also record the individual voiced segments, although sometimes the description is performed by a separate ‘voice talent’.

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