[Athen] Youtube and a blind student

Sean Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Mon Feb 10 13:16:50 PST 2014

Hi Lorraine,

I would suggest reviewing the recommendations from the Description Key website from the Described and Captioned Media Program (http://www.dcmp.org/descriptionkey/). You can navigate between different sections of the site using the menu on the right side of the interface. I found "What to Describe" and "How to Describe" to be useful in a recent internal project and the examples are VERY useful.

There is also a one-page summary of the important rules:

In terms of production - for short videos, we have just had it done in-house, although it was not as simple as originally conceived. In terms of doing it in-house, we have had it done with something as simple as iMovie or by using Camtasia. For longer form videos, we have outsourced that production.

Take care,

Sean Keegan
Associate Director, Assistive Technology
Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University

On Feb 10, 2014, at 12:50 PM, "Norwich, Lorraine S" <lnorwich at bu.edu> wrote:

> HI


> I have started to get more involved with Distance Education and need some help on Youtube videos that are being embedded into the course. We have a student who is blind and is taking a social media policy course. We need to do some voice describing for a video of about 4 minutes. Please can you give me some ideas on how people have done it. If it is a short video have you done it in house or have you sent it out for a professional organization to do.


> Thanks


> Lorraine


> Lorraine S. Norwich, BSME, MSIS

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