URC Brown Bag Summer Series: Scripting Audio Descriptions for Video


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Lamont Library Room B-30

Join us for Scripting Audio Descriptions for Video presented by Kyle Shachmut, Manager of Digital Accessibility at University Disability Resources.


There is so much more to creating accessible videos than captions and audio description. This session will discuss the processes HarvardX has implemented to produce quality accessible instructional videos, across a wide range of academic disciplines, in online courses.


Most online courses make use of video as an important means to deliver instructional content. Quality video production takes time expertise and resources to create. If accessibility is not considered from the start, additional work is required in order to make them usable by all learners. In order to sustain online learning at scale—like those in massive open online courses—a distributed universal design process is used in an effort to provide accessible videos to learners from the start. This session will share examples from freely available online courses utilizing a repeatable process to make accessible video content. Examples will include, speaker guidelines, script review, testing, graphic selection, supporting materials, captions, descriptions, and more.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Register for this event through LibCal.