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Are you aware that for a small cost, you could dramatically increase the potential audience for your video content? Whether you produce music videos, commercials, online web series or other kinds of video entertainment, Description and Captioning will make your content accessible to tens of millions
of people with sensory disabilities!
"Blue Man Group"
A sample of video description from the critically acclaimed theatrical show "Blue Man Group".
With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique theatrical experience is like nothing else. Video Description courtesy of Audio Eyes.
Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who from the National Federation of the Blind, behind the wheel of a Ford Escape hybrid equipped with nonvisual technology and successfully navigated 1.5 miles of the road course section of the famed track at the Daytona International Speedway. Video Description courtsey of Audio Eyes.
"Vanda Pharmaceuticals" Commercial
This sample of description comes from a commercial for Vanda Pharmaceuticals. One woman doesn't let her blindness get in the way doing what she loves. However, she discovered she has Non-24, a circadian rhythm disorder. Her body doesn't know the difference between day and night. Video Description courtesy of Audio Eyes.
This photographic tour comes from a kiosk located at Fort Pickens, a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Park. Video Description courtesy of Audio Eyes.
There are many regulations that mandate video description as a "reasonable accommodation" in education, government services, broadcast television, and other fields. Some of these regulations originate in legislation that includes the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990 (ADA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 1975, and various Department of Justice (DOJ) Rules. Video Programming is specifically addressed in the 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act (2008). Section 713 of the act addresses requirements of video programming that is distributed or re-distributed over the Internet. Additional proposed rules are being considered by the DOJ for movie cinemas and media distributed via mobile devices. In virtually all cases, it seems regulatory measures would have been unnecessary had media producers and distributors voluntarily provided equal access.