ProQuest has announced the addition of audio descriptions to its most-watched video titles in the Academic Video Online and ProQuest OneTM Academic platforms, making educational streaming video more accessible to visually impaired users.
Audio description adds narration to a video, describing its on-screen images for the benefit of those with visual impairments. ProQuest has already added audio descriptions to its most popular titles, and will continue to add more upon request by a library at no charge.
Audio-described video is the latest feature to improve accessibility of content within Academic Video Online. Searchable, scrolling transcripts are also available for most of the database’s nearly 70,000 titles, assisting those with hearing impairments and language obstacles.A sample of audio-described video can be watched at https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/quiet-rage-the-stanford-prison-experiment-with-audio-description.
The Academic Video Online platform is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It includes nearly 70,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas, and supports remote learning with unlimited access, free media hosting and easy integration with learning management systems. All Academic Video Online titles are also available through the ProQuest OneTM Academic platform.
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