Time-based Media Accessibility

  • Transcripts

    Convert language and visual content from both text to audio and audio/video to text, ensuring effective communication for all users.

  • Audio Descriptions

    Create standard or extended audio descriptions to enrich videos with details about characters, locations, actions, graphics, and on-screen text.

  • Audio Captions

    Transform spoken words, sounds, and music into written captions, enabling individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to engage with the content.


WCAG 2.1: Guideline 1.2.1, 1.2.3 AA

Transcribing video and audio content into written text can be challenging, especially if the original content contains technical jargon, heavy accents, or fast speech. Errors in transcriptions could lead to misunderstandings or misinterpretations, which can negatively impact the user experience.

Access Ingenuity can help your team convert spoken language and visual content from audio or video files into written text. Providing transcriptions can make speech content accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as those who may benefit from reading along or referring back to the text.

Transcription Examples:

  1. Accessible e-learning for students with hearing impairments.
  2. Documentation and review of corporate meetings and events.
  3. Legal records and accessibility for court proceedings.
  4. Increased audience reach for podcasts and webinars.
  5. Data analysis and research facilitation through transcriptions.

Audio Descriptions (AD)

WCAG 2.1: Guideline 1.2.5, 1.2.7 AA

We provide standard or extended audio descriptions that bring visual elements to life during natural pauses, enriching your videos with descriptions of characters, locations, actions, graphics, and on-screen text.

Detailed Audio Descriptions Examples:

  1. In an educational video, there is a demonstration of a science experiment. The audio description would explain the steps and outcomes of the experiment, such as "The scientist pours a blue liquid into a beaker, causing it to bubble and change color. As the reaction takes place, the liquid turns from blue to green, indicating a chemical change."
  2. In a documentary about wildlife, there is a close-up shot of a lioness hunting its prey. The audio description would describe the action, such as "A lioness crouches low in the grass, focusing her gaze on a herd of wildebeest. Suddenly, she springs forward in a powerful leap, chasing after her target."

Audio Captions

WCAG 2.0: Guideline 1.2, A and WCAG 2.1: Guideline 1.2.2, AA

Captions make videos accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, allowing them to fully experience the content. Striking a balance between providing essential accessibility features and maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly design can be challenging.

Our experts ensure that the captions we provide accurately represent the spoken content, dialogue, non-speech sounds, and important audio information while maintaining a user-centric design. We pay attention to timing, synchronization, font style, size, color contrast, placement, and other factors to ensure that the captions are easily readable and distinguishable from the background.

Examples of Audio Captioning:

  1. In a school setting, captions can be utilized to make educational videos or online course content accessible to all students. For instance, if a science class includes a video demonstration of a chemical reaction, captions can be added to provide a written version of the spoken explanations, labels, and important sounds. This ensures that students who are deaf or hard of hearing can fully understand the content and participate in the learning experience on an equal basis with their peers.
  2. A production company creating films or videos can incorporate captions to improve accessibility and reach a broader audience. For example, a movie production company may include closed captions in their films, allowing viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing to enjoy the movie by reading the dialogue, sound effects, and relevant audio descriptions. By providing captions, the production company demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and ensures that their content is accessible to a diverse range of individuals.
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  • Flexible

    We offer solutions to fit varying budgets and timelines.

  • Customer-focused

    We work with your goals and deadlines in mind.

  • Experienced

    We have over 20 years of expertise in the field of digital accessibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your turnaround time?

Our turnaround time varies depending on your specific needs. For urgent delivery, we offer a 24-hour option. Normally, our standard timeframe is 3-5 business days. Special requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the complexity and scope of the project.

Could you provide an estimate?

Certainly, we are more than capable of evaluating your project and presenting you with a detailed quotation or estimate, including the anticipated delivery time. To initiate this process, kindly reach out to us via email at info@accessingenuity.com. Expect a response within 24 hours of your inquiry.

What is your quality assurance guarantee?

We have robust quality assurance processes in place, including thorough proofreading and editing, to eliminate errors and maintain consistency. We value collaboration with our clients and actively seek their feedback to refine our services. Continuous improvement and staying updated with industry standards are integral to our approach. We offer client review and revision processes to address specific accuracy preferences, ensuring that the final output meets our clients' expectations.

What is the difference from Standard and Extended Audio Descriptions?

Standard AD and Extended AD are two options for providing audio descriptions, and they differ in the level of detail and duration of the descriptions. Here's a breakdown of the differences:

Standard AD: Standard Audio Descriptions provide concise descriptions of key visual elements during natural pauses in the audio or dialogue. These descriptions aim to provide essential information that is necessary to understand the visual content without significantly extending the overall duration of the video. Standard AD is suitable for a wide range of video content, including TV programs, films, and marketing materials.

Extended AD: Extended Audio Descriptions offer more detailed descriptions of visual elements, going beyond the essential information provided in Standard AD. These descriptions are typically inserted during extended pauses or dedicated audio description tracks, allowing for a more comprehensive and immersive experience for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Extended AD is particularly beneficial in educational settings, where detailed descriptions of visual content are crucial for students to fully comprehend the material.

The choice between Standard AD and Extended AD depends on the specific needs of the target audience and the nature of the content being described. While Standard AD provides a concise overview, Extended AD offers a more in-depth description for enhanced educational equity and a more immersive experience.

Source: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)