Audio Description

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Section 508 includes requirements for accessibility of videos and multi-media. Most 508 practitioners are familiar with captioning to some extent. However, audio description is less well understood. This webinar will provide some of the basics about audio description, a method for making video content more accessible to people who are blind or low vision. What is audio description? How did it come about? What difference does it make to individuals with disabilities? How is it developed? What does Section 508 require? Are there other legal requirements for audio description? How are some federal agencies managing these requirements? The answers to these questions will be covered, and you will be able to have your own questions answered.

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Kim Charlson, President, American Council of the Blind, ACB Audio Description Project

Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Robin Sitten, Educational Resources Specialist, Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

Mark D. Urban, CDC Accessibility Program Manager (HHS) , Centers for Disease Control (CDC)