Archive for the "Audio Description" Topic

Traveling with Disabilities: Ground Transportation, Hotels, & Entertainment

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In our final installment of this series on digital accessibility for the travel and hospitality industry, we look at ground transportation, hotels, and entertainment. Please click here for Part One and Part Two. Ground Transportation Booking rental cars, taxis, ride shares, trains, and busses come with many of the same difficulties as booking air travel: Websites or apps that do not work with screen readers Important information written on images (and missing alt text) Date picker fields that are not accessible without using a mouse PDF schedules that are not tagged properly Physical accessibility information not listed on the website… Read More

A New Appreciation for Audio Description

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While at the John Slatin AccessU event in Austin, TX recently, I had the opportunity to learn more about audio description.  What is audio description you ask?  Audio descriptions provides a narrative of visual cues in movies, television shows, commercials, and other types of visual media so that visually impaired users can have a similar experience as sighted users. Before taking this micro-class, I had heard of audio description and had seen them in action, but never really understood how it worked.  I now have serious respect for the people who create this content.  There are several nuances that an… Read More

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