Video can be a rich medium for delivering educational content, but presents a daunting barrier for many students. Those who are unable to hear cannot access the audio; those who are unable to see cannot access content that is presented only visually; those who are unable to use a mouse might be unable to operate the media player controls; those with low bandwidth are unable to access the video at all.
This session will explore solutions to these problems, including strategies and techniques for adding captions and sign language for people who are unable to hear; audio description and transcripts for people who are unable to see the video; and media players that are accessible to keyboard users and screen reader users.
Terrill Thompson is technology accessibility specialist with DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, & Technology) at the University of Washington. Since 1993, DO-IT has worked to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. Terrill's role in this effort is to promote accessibility by developing resources, delivering lectures and workshops, providing consultation, and conducting research. Terrill has over 15 years experience in the IT accessibility field, and has presented internationally at numerous conferences and consulted widely with local and state government, private industry, and K-12 and postsecondary education institutions.