[Athen] audio described graduation ceremony
glen.walker at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 09:42:31 PDT 2021
Audio descriptions are typically needed if there's something being
presented that is not vocalized. Do you have an example of what would need
to be described for a commencement ceremony? If someone is speaking, then
the audio of the speech itself is essentially the AD. A transcript of the
speech is also helpful. But if one speaker introduces another speaker, is
there anything to describe between the speakers?
If part of the ceremony has a video presentation that just has music and no
words, then that might need AD.
I know you're asking *how* to handle AD and not *why* they're needed. The
*why* should be somewhat irrelevant. I'm just trying to think of where AD
would be needed in a commencement ceremony.
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 9:54 AM Christa Milller <spuddyat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Our university commencement team has received a request to have an audio
> described commencement ceremony. Since the ceremony is being pre-recorded
> and then premiered on YouTube live, we are trying to find a set of supports
> that might work.
> First, we're considering a full transcript of the ceremony with the Audio
> Descriptions written in print. This would basically be an alternative
> access plan. To do that, we really need an example of what that would look
> like. If you have one and can send it to me at millerch at vt.edu, I
> would appreciate it.
> Second, we're considering if we can use YouDescribe to create the audio
> described version to share with the requesting individual. We're trying to
> find out if there are any hangups with our software acquisition and
> security offices. But for those of you who've used it, do you have
> recommendations on how to use it well?
> Third, is there a way to provide a separate audio track that could be
> provided directly to the user and just synced with the live premier?
> Thanks in advance,
> Christa Miller
> Virginia Tech
> millerch at vt.edu
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