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Streamah! You know I am a streamah!
Been a minute, but let's pick it back up today. We're looking at Spider Man 2, a #game on the #ps5 which received some #accessibility updates, including #audioDescription, recently. This Stumble Saturday, we be swinging into spider webs and, no doubt, fall off them with equal fervor. See you there in an hour over at twitch.tv/zersiax #gamerWithoutSight #twitch #streamer #goingLive


I missed almost the entire Superbowl, (for very good reason), but I do have a favorite commercial: an ad from Google highlighting an #Accessibility feature on the Pixel 8, featuring #Blind talent both in front of and behind the camera, and open #AudioDescription More media like this please! youtu.be/o4a92FmcWMM?si=YCsEsN…


Check out at Made By Google's #SuperBowl57 spot -Javior in Frame. Airing with Open #AudioDescription on the night of the game! Recognize the AD narrator?

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The ADNA Presents is an essential #podcast if you're interested #AudioDescription.

In Episode 129, Roy Samuelson chats with Hannah Waymouth, and it's a *great* episode. Hannah discusses her gradual acclimatisation to AD; the amount and type of description; being ahead of the story; and wishing for what she terms "Audio Description Previews" (such as audio introductions).

Definitely worth a listen. Some great insights.

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#AudioDescription

Sounds boring, right?

But it doesn't have to be!

It can be #StoryTelling in the best possible way.

Watch and listen to this teaser from
#Disney's #Frozen

I find it such #fun to listen to! 😁

yewtu.be/watch?v=O7j4_aP8dWA

#Accessibility


If anyone else is having trouble getting the #AudioDescription feed to show up on the #WWDC stream, you can use:

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Descriptive Video Works (descriptivevideoworks.com/) is seeking experienced freelance #AudioDescription #Writers and/or #QCers in the following languages:
#BahasaIndonesian
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#Czech
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#Hungarian
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#Tagalog
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Happy applying, and please do share with your networks!


One of my favourite podcasts, Talk Description to Me, has returned from their hiatus for a Christmas special | ‘This year, to celebrate the season, we'd like to make this small Christmas offering: a reading of How The Grinch Stole Christmas by the one-and-only Dr. Seuss. But Christine is Christine, JJ is JJ, and this is Talk Description to Me, so in our reading of the classic Christmas tale, a few descriptions of the picture book illustrations have been woven into the text in playful Seussian rhyme!’
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#podcast #audiodescription #Christmas #storytime


As the app that is the star of today's window has updated on my phone today, let me introduce you to Greta, the German app for audiodescription, closed captions and other forms of accessibility in movies.
It works by first downloading an encrypted, I believe, copy of the movie's audio and then when we want to watch it described or subtitled, we just start the app, let it listen to the sound around us and it will tune in at the right spot in time with the accessibility accommodations we need. Should you forget your headphones to hear the audiodescription in, you can still listen to it over the earpiece. The system is not context-aware so it can tune into the movie at a cinema or at home when watching on the Internet or on TV which gives universal access to all the accommodations. The only wish I would have is more independent cinema productions and the ability to combine multiple adjustments so that I could watch that movie with a lot of Austrian dialect in it with both audiodescription and subtitles.
Today's update brings sound amplification. If I understand correctly, you can also have the actual audio track of the movie played through your phone in sync with the original.
I believe the concept was replicated in other countries already so you might know it under another name.
gretaundstarks.de
#Accessibility #Blind #AdventCalendar #Germany #Culture #Movies #Audiodescription #Cinema #TV #Subtitling


Android 13 for TV now available with improvements to accessibility - SD Times

sdtimes.com/software-developme… #AudioDescription #a11y


#AudioDescription delivered by a synth is equivalent to casting a robot in place of a human actor because it's less expensive & more films can be produced. That's not how art works, and it shouldn't be how #accessibility operates in the arts. We hope you join us for this important conversation on Friday, December 9 at 7 PM ET w/ @TSReid, @WhoAmIToStopIt, and me as your hosts. This will be a #LinkedInAudio event which will be recorded. linkedin.com/events/tts-elevat…


Is it possible to have audiodescription on TV if the broadcasting mode is analogue and the ability to employ several language audio tracks does not exist yet? Italy has had the solution, at least a decade ago still, where audiodescription for the movies aired by RAI, the Italian national broadcaster, would have the descriptive track delivered on a designated FM radio frequency. A blind person wishing to watch such a movie would turn on their TV to the right channel and then tune a radio receiver to the right frequency to enjoy both the original movie track and the audiodescription in sync. As it turns out from the paper below, keeping both in sync is difficult.
By the device of anecdotal evidence I know that a similar system existed in Slovenia.
Another thing that was available in Italy, and I haven't heard of it anywhere else before, are accessible audio menus on DVD's.
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#Accessibility #Blind #Audiodescription #Italy #Slovenia #Radio #AdventCalendar


@celrock people need to write letters to Hallmark, pushing them to provide what people are asking for. As they are not one of the major networks, Hallmark is not technically required to provide any description, but if they’re going to do it, the human voice is the way to go. If you want to shoot them a note, I’ve created a basic letter template about TTS #AudioDescription. Everyone’s welcome to use it. docs.google.com/document/d/1-d…


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#AudioDescription delivered by a synth is equivalent to casting a robot in place of a human actor because it's less expensive & more films can be produced. That's not how art works, and it shouldn't be how #accessibility operates in the arts. Join this #LinkedIn Audio discussion. twitter.com/nefmatoli/status/1…


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TTS #AudioDescription is cheap and helps companies reach baseline legal compliance. Let’s discuss how to support a flourishing AD field where art is elevated over compliance. A LinkedIn Audio Event linkedin.com/events/tts-elevat…


#AudioDescription delivered by a synth is equivalent to casting a robot in place of a human actor because it's less expensive & more films can be produced. That's not how art works, and it shouldn't be how #accessibility operates in the arts. Join this #LinkedIn Audio discussion.


FCC Reminds Broadcasters of Expansion of #AudioDescription to Additional TV Markets. | Federal Communications Commission

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TTS (text to speech) #AudioDescription is growing in popularity. It’s cheap and helps companies reach baseline legal compliance. If AD is to be a respected art form, the AD community must come together to influence companies to stop cutting costs by cutting corners on quality. Let’s discuss how to support a flourishing Audio Description field where art is elevated over compliance.
This is a recorded LinkedIn Audio Event. We hope you join us and share with your networks.
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This morning, a kind comment about my narration reminded me of the beautifully relaxing vibe of this video. Check out the work the Social #AudioDescription Collective did as part of the #accessible Parks #Canada project. youtube.com/watch?v=kdkTVb00W_…


Back for its second season, Lightscape, an Enchanting Illuminated Trail for the Holidays from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Tours on Nov 16th and Jan 4th will have #AudioDescription bbg.org/visit/event/audio_desc… #Brooklyn #NYC


@BornDancingInc invites all in #NYC to the Ailey Citigroup Theater for an hour-long dance performance with live musical accompaniment in mid-December. #AudioDescription available at the Dec 16 and 17 shows. eventbrite.com/e/born-dancing-…


Consider hiring The Social #AudioDescription Collective for your next in-person or digital event. SADC believes in diversity and the human voice. Their AD reflects the multi-cultural and multi-racial world we live in. Many SADC team members are POC, Disabled, visually impaired, women, and or LGBT+. Their credits include movie trailers, music videos, documentary films, + a variety of other content. Learn more and make contact at adcomrade.wordpress.com/ #blind #accessibility


#AudioDescription #employment opportunity: Project Manager - Descriptive Video Works. This is a full-time contract role through June 2023. Complete job description and instructions to apply can be found at apply.workable.com/keywords-in…


I've launched a #Mastodon instance focused on #AudioDescription. This is a space where professionals and fans can come together to learn, advocate, and work together towards the goal of quality AD in all environs. The server is bare-bones right now, so your patience is requested as we build things out. You can also make an impact by boosting this news across your networks. To join, head over to adforward.org/auth/sign_up
#blind #a11y #LowVision