Accessibility Requirements/Demonstrators (4 weeks effort, during months 1-6)
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This short work package will investigate and give a general report on accessibility requirements for podcasting related media (transcripts, captions, automatic OCR of video slides, low bandwidth formats etc), including an initial study of the costings for additional accessibility work. The package will briefly examine potential future innovations ( such as speech to text ) in automating and producing this content. The ease of incorporating transcripts into workflows and display channels, multiple formats for content, closed-captioning, etc. will be considered.
Audio editing will be explored in greater detail; looking at ways to automatically improve audio quality in media files via normalization, EQ noise reduction, low bandwidth issues, etc.
- Simple short document outlining issues and considering future technical developments, including advice on how accessibility issues such as transcripts can be efficiently integrated into the workflow