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Assistive Technology: Sound Accessibilty

Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology for Teachers and Students. A guide to accompany our FETC 2019 Poster Session

Sound Accessibility Needs

ADA Best Practices for Caption Style and Formatting: 

  • Spelling should be at least 99% accurate.
  • When multiple speakers are present, sometimes it is helpful to identify who is speaking, especially when the video does not make this clear.
  • Both upper and lowercase letters should be used.
  • The font should be a non-serif, such as Helvetica medium.
  • Non-speech sounds like [MUSIC] or [LAUGHTER] should be added in square brackets.
  • Punctuation should be used for maximum clarity in the text, not necessarily for textbook style.
  • Captions should preserve and identify slang or accents.

from: 3PlayMedia 
Retrieved 1/7/19 from: https://www.3playmedia.com/2018/12/06/the-ada-online-video-captioning-standards/

Sound Accessibility Technology by Need - also see Accessibility by App