YouDescribe: Building Video Accessibility through Service Learning

YouDescribe: Building Video Accessibility through Service Learning

Presenter:

Julia Miele Rodas, Associate Professor, English, Bronx Community College

Abstract:

This presentation reviews a free, crowd-sourced video description platform called YouDescribe. The presentation discusses its usefulness as an accessibility tool,and contemplates a number of crucial factors for creating a video description assignment as a service-learning project. Also, the presentation addresses the tool’s usefulness for a community college composition course. In addition to the practical introduction, the presenter also reflects on pedagogical insights that grew out of the review process.

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