Accessibility in video production

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Ken Circeo discusses the CVAA requirements at LavaCon 2013 in Portland.

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<ul><li> 1. Accessibility in Video Production Ken Circeo@LavaCon</li></ul> <p> 2. How I got hereLavaCon 2013RESEARCHHELP! Sure, Jack. Ill do it.Govt ShutdownJUNJULAUGSEPOCT@LavaCon 3. Legal disclaimer LAWYERSNOT a Lawyer @LavaCon 4. 1.4 billion peopleVisionMobilitySpeechCognitiveHearingColorblindnessArthritisImpedimentDyslexiaHearing lossLow visionQuadriplegia Spinal cord injurySeizure Learning disabilityDeafnessSlight visionUnable to speakBlindnessAutism 5. Vision 285 million worldwide 21 million in the U.S. (NumberOf.net)7%(World Health Organization) 6. Hearing 72 million worldwide(World Federation of the Deaf)42 million in the US (Gallaudet Research Institute)14% 7. 3 Reasons Its good business Its socially responsible Its a requirement as of Oct 8, 2013 Penalties for non-compliance Financial Behavioral Consumer 8. CVAA Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 Two decades ago, Americans with disabilities couldnt get around if buildings werent wheelchair accessible; today its about being Web accessible. The ADA mandated physical ramps into buildings. Today, individuals with disabilities need online ramps to the Internet so they can get to the Web from wherever they happen to be. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) 9. W3CWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photo-sensitivity and combinations of these. Abstract from WCAG 2.0, 11 Dec 2008 10. Universal design ServicesWebsites Interactive trainingProducts Videos AppsEnvironments UIs Players 11. Universal design 12. Player The video player must meet or exceed CVAA requirements: High contrast compliant Closed captioning Screen reader support Audio tracks 13. High contrast compliant A player must be High Contrast compliant. That is, when the viewing device is switched into High Contrast mode, all elements of the player must still be easily visible and discernible. 14. Closed captioning format Required Single-layer closed caption any video pertaining to communications, help and how-to, or highly technical in nature. Better Single-layer closed caption all video content. Best Multi-layer closed caption all video content using SMPTE Timed Text, which the FCC recommends as a safe harbor delivery format for meeting new requirements for captioning internet-delivered video. 15. A brief history of CC (1 of 3) 16. A brief history of CC (2 of 3) 17. A brief history of CC (3 of 3) 18. Screen reader support Required Video player must support screen readers Better Create descriptive Alt text and support hotkeysthe Volume. Move slider toVolume raise or right volume. lowerto raise the volume or to the left to lower the volume.Best Leverage additional layers (e.g. MSAA) that provide additional information for the user 19. Audio tracks Required The player should support the ability to allow the user to select between multiple audio tracks. Better Include a descriptive audio track for users with diminished or no sight. Hello, my name is Ken and today, well talk about updating your Lync 2013 user image. To start, launch Lync, and select the current image. Now, selectDefault corporate picture Hello, my name is Ken and today, well talk about updating your Lync 2013 user image. To start, launch Lync, and select the current image in the upper left of the Lync window. In the resulting Options screen, select the Default corporate picture radio button, second from the top on the right hand side of the screen 20. Audio track example 123456789 21. Descriptive audio track 123456789 22. Summary 1.4 billion people worldwide experience some sort of disability. CVAA has made accessibility compliance the new law of the land. Make sure your video player supports: High contrast compliant Closed captioning Screen reader support Audio tracksIf you can make a video, you can make an ACCESSIBLE video 23. Questions 24. Sources National Association of the Deaf (NAD) www.nad.org American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) www.afb.org Congress Tracker www.govtrack.us Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center www.wirelessrerc.org Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) www.w3.org Society of Motion Picture &amp; Television Engineers (SMPTE) www.smpte.org 25. Speaker Ken Circeo, Sr. Content Publisher, Microsoft Microsoft Office Division (MOD), Bldg. 17, Redmond 20 year industry writer Authored 200+ articles for MSN, InfoWorld, Daily Herald, News 3X/400 Lives in Mill Creek, Wash. kencir@microsoft.com@LavaCon </p>