11Making Videos Accessible

Society is inching towards accessibility for everyone when it comes to film and digital media content. Audiences with disabilities have been speaking up for their rights for some decades. Laws in many countries, including the United States, now require audio description and captioning for projects funded by taxpayer dollars, which has created larger pools of accessible content. And now technology is making it possible to deliver—efficiently and affordably—captioned and audio described content. Audiences are also eager for content that may not have been originated in their native language. Here again, technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, are making automated processes faster, better, ...

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