[Athen] Audio Description for video w/ no sound?

Corrine Schoeb kschoeb1 at swarthmore.edu
Tue May 2 09:48:07 PDT 2017

Hi everyone,

This is a two part question - do we need to do audio description and can it
be done with a YouTube video.

We have a video which plays a prominent role on one of our giving campaign
websites. The video is aerial scenes of our college - it has no sound and
no one is speaking. I think the video does convey a feeling and is
certainly showing different locations on campus which could be identified.

I'm wondering if we should be adding audio descriptions for this video or
if a title is sufficient?

The other pertinent piece of information is that the video is coming from
our YouTube channel. Adding Audio Description to a YouTube video seems
problematic. The only option I've found so far is YouDescribe. Are there
other options you may know of?


Corrine Schoeb
Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS

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