A New Look at Audio Description: The eDescription Project: Extended, Enhanced Educational DescriptionBy Ely, Richard, EdD, TVI; Maggiore, Terry, MEd, COMS; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper focuses on the eDescription Project, which has developed a methodology for presenting effective descriptions that can be paired with electronic media in classrooms that include students with visual disabilities. The project utilizes technology that allows video images to be paused while enhanced, extended educational descriptions are read. The descriptions provide not only basic information about the topic at hand, but rather seek to add to the students’ conceptual knowledge base. A preliminary evaluation of eDescription was conducted using media from a nationally recognized health curriculum, as preliminary results suggested that students agreed that eDescription was helpful in addressing the information missed when visual media was presented alone. Many of the students and teachers, however, thought the program might be more useful in pre-teaching and review lessons rather in the general curriculum. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/48.htm