The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the mass adoption of technologies that would have normally been 5-10 years out. Every industry has seen a digital shift, from an uptake in food delivery services, to digital signatures on contracts to municipalities using zoom to engage with citizens. In our day-to-day world, which is
Don’t feel embarrassed to ask this question. Unless you are in the broadcast industry, the answer may not be all that obvious. They are two completely different services, but both are essential to making media completely accessible to everyone, despite of impairments. Described Video (aka Descriptive video and Audio description
In fact, the latter is a challenge that I was faced with while writing our most recent project. We produced the DV for a documentary that features two men on a canoe adventure across the Canadian North. There were many similar shots of the men paddling on a lake or
Audio description (AD), also referred to as described video (DV), makes media more inclusive. It gives the blind and people with low vision access to content they would otherwise be excluded from. So why is it so hard to find videos on the web that offer AD? Even in cases
According to the CNIB, every 12 minutes someone in Canada begins to lose their eyesight. In fact, researchers estimate that more than one million Canadians are blind or partially sighted. That number is estimated to be 30 times higher in the US. It is no secret that our population is
Over the last few weeks, we have answered many questions about Described Video. Here is a list of the four most recurring questions – we hope you learn something new. 1. What the heck is Described Video? Is it subtitling? No Mom, it is not subtitling. Described Video (DV) is
Does my short form content need described video (Audio Description)? I’m often presented with this question and my response is; ideally yes but sometimes no. Some short videos are simply not candidates for adding described video. It may be that the visual elements are thoroughly described within the main audio.
We’re so thrilled to be helping such an eclectic range of clients with their accessibility goals. From broadcast to streaming, to corporations and government & academic institutes, we're very grateful to be a trusted partner/supplier to so many wonderful clients. We thought it would be helpful to answer another popular