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  1. * Introduction

Module4: Making Video Accessible

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 hours

Module 4 contains ten topics and two labs. All topics are not required to be completed; you may start and stop at any point


Upon completion of Module 4, you will be able to:


To make multimedia accessible for individuals with disabilities, transcripts, captioning and audio description are needed.

Captioning is needed to make multimedia accessible for individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. There are three types of captioning:

Audio description (AD), also referred to as descriptive video and video description, is the verbal describing of key visual elements in programming. This description is inserted into natural pauses in the audio of the programming and is designed to make the programming richer as well as accessible to individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment. There are three types of audio description:

In Module 4, you will discover the importance of creating accessible video and be introduced to basic video concepts such as file formats for video, resolution and frames per second. This module will then guide you through a software program that is commonly used for captioning video:

Additionally, information on how to publish video to course management systems, such as WebCT and Blackboard, will be presented.

Prerequisite Knowledge

To gain the most from Module 4, you should have familiarity with:

Note: Module 4 does not assume that you have ever worked with captioning.

The next page presents version information for software and the various files that are used in Module 4.

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