Audio Description

This video demonstrates how Automatic Sync’s audio description service works with the CaptionSync Smart Player.

Credits: Video by ESA/Hubble (Directed by: Mathias Jäger; Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser; Written by: Lauren Fuge, Izumi Hansen, Mathias Jäger; Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa; Images: NASA, ESA/Hubble; Videos: NASA, ESA/Hubble; Animations: NASA, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser; Music: Johan B. Monell – www.johanmonell.com; Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida; Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen), captions and audio description by Automatic Sync Technologies.

The example above demonstrates how the CaptionSync Smart Player can be used to deliver extended audio description, which meets WCAG 2.0 Level AAA standards and provides a more detailed level of description than is typically available through standard audio description. Extended audio description provides blind and visually impaired people with access to visually complex media even when there is a large amount of dialog with very few gaps, because the player pauses the video and audio track during the descriptions. Standard audio description often falls short when the content is complex or there are very few gaps in the dialog.

Another option is to provide a full-text alternative to the synchronized media.  This option can be used to meet WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.2.3 (Level A) or SC 1.2.8 (Level AAA). Here is an example of a full-text media alternative for the ESA/Hubble video above.

If you are interested in our audio description services, please contact us for pricing. You can also get more details on how our audio description services can be used on our support center.