Audio Description

Verbit offers blind and low vision audiences and students with equal opportunities to consume content by ensuring all video materials are accessible to them with audio description. This solution provides extended audio description, which offers users with in-depth, objective descriptions of visual images as seen by sighted peers.

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1M

words transcribed
per day

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35K+

professional
transcribers

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4 HR

turnaround
on transcripts

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56K+

video files
captioned per week

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99%

Accuracy
guaranteed

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100%

accessibility
delivered

Top accuracy

Audio description which provides concise, objective and fully accurate descriptions of visual images to ensure equity and comprehension for those with vision loss.

Ease of use with key integrations

Easy implementation with API and out-of-the-box integrations with LMS and video platforms like Zoom, Kaltura, Panopto, Brightcove, Blackboard, Ensemble, JW Player, Vimeo, YouTube and more.

Necessary compliance

Expertise to ensure schools, businesses and media producers fully meet WCAG 2.1, ADA, SOC 2, HIPAA and GDPR guidelines.

Meeting Visual Accessibility Needs

Making all video content accessible for blind or low vision learners is critical for universities and businesses to be inclusive and adhere to the ADA.

Tailor Made For Your Industry

Use Audio Description built to support events, meetings, videos and training through a fully accessible Smart Player.

Companies will benefit from white-labeling opportunities, description and credits fields, custom high-contrast color schemes, options to hide or share clips and custom favicon for browser tabs.

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Use Audio Description built to support courses, events, meetings and videos to empower students with a fully accessible Smart Player.

Schools and learners will benefit from white-labeling opportunities, description and credits fields, custom high-contrast color schemes, options to hide or share clips and custom favicon for browser tabs.

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Use Audio Description built to support films, videos and events to offer equity to content consumers through a fully accessible Smart Player.

Media will benefit from white-labeling opportunities, description and credits fields, custom high-contrast color schemes, options to hide or share clips and custom favicon for browser tabs.

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Q&A

What is audio description?

Also known as “video description” and “descriptive narration,” Audio Description describes relevant visual content in a video. It’s an accommodation provided to blind and low-vision users and attempts to provide context for what sighted viewers are experiencing.

The primary use case for audio description is for video being consumed by audiences or students who are blind or have vision impairment. Many universities and businesses offer audio description for videos they’re sharing in courses, during training sessions and online to ensure all audiences, including those with vision loss, can engage with them with equity. Any business, media producer or university releasing videos or referencing them should consider enlisting audio description services.

Audio description is effective when it provides concise, objective descriptions of visual images that cannot be understood from the audio track alone. These descriptions should be clear and explain what’s being demonstrated visually so that anyone with moderate to severe vision loss can participate and comprehend the content being shared.

Traditional audio description is WCAG 2.0 AA compliant and offers a secondary audio program. The sound is squeezed into gaps in the dialog. Traditional audio description does not change the video’s run-time and is useful for theater and entertainment. It offers Limited information in the descriptions.

Extended AD takes it one step further and is a more preferred route to guarantee equity for educational content. It pauses the video when the description is encountered, allowing descriptions to be more in-depth. The runtime is therefore altered, and it is useful for on-demand playback content. It is WCAG 2.0 AAA compliant.

Also known as “video description” and “descriptive narration,” Audio Description describes relevant visual content in a video. It’s an accommodation provided to blind and low-vision users and attempts to provide context for what sighted viewers are experiencing.

The primary use case for audio description is for video being consumed by audiences or students who are blind or have vision impairment. Many universities and businesses offer audio description for videos they’re sharing in courses, during training sessions and online to ensure all audiences, including those with vision loss, can engage with them with equity. Any business, media producer or university releasing videos or referencing them should consider enlisting audio description services.

Audio description is effective when it provides concise, objective descriptions of visual images that cannot be understood from the audio track alone. These descriptions should be clear and explain what’s being demonstrated visually so that anyone with moderate to severe vision loss can participate and comprehend the content being shared.

Traditional audio description is WCAG 2.0 AA compliant and offers a secondary audio program. The sound is squeezed into gaps in the dialog. Traditional audio description does not change the video’s run-time and is useful for theater and entertainment. It offers Limited information in the descriptions.

Extended AD takes it one step further and is a more preferred route to guarantee equity for educational content. It pauses the video when the description is encountered, allowing descriptions to be more in-depth. The runtime is therefore altered, and it is useful for on-demand playback content. It is WCAG 2.0 AAA compliant.

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