Publication Type: Miscellaneous
Authors: Charity Pitcher-Cooper; John Brabyn
Project URL: https://youdescribe.org/
Abstract: This paper highlights a technological advancement related to video description, also referred to as audio description. The resource, YouDescribe, was developed to make videos more accessible, particularly media that lacks descriptive text because it is cost prohibitive, time-intensive to initiate, or perceived lack of importance. The YouDescribe software stores audio tracks in a database then pairs them with timed tracks and YouTube videos. A survey was utilized to assess the existing video catalog, which allowed for identifying which content has been given descriptions since the program's launch in 2017. This paper also provides details on the recent developments with YouDescribe and its future direction.
Keywords: accessibility, disabilities, inclusive design, media, video description