Accessible Videodescription On-Demand
Title of edited book
Assets '09. Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and Accessibility
Year of publication
Providing blind and visually impaired people with the descriptions of key visual elements can greatly improve the accessibility of video, film and television. This project presents a Website platform for rendering videodescription (VD) using an adapted player. Our goal is to test the usability of an accessible player that provides end-users with various levels of VD, on-demand. This paper summarizes the user evaluations covering 1) the usability of the player and its controls, and 2) the quality and quantity of the VD selected. The complete results of these evaluations, including the accessibility of the Website, will be presented in the poster. Final results show that 90% of the participants agreed on the relevancy of a multi-level VD player. All of them rated the player easy to use. Some improvements were also identified. We found that there is a great need to provide blind and visually impaired people with more flexible tool to access rich media content.