1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded) – How to make your training material meet the success criteria

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TAG – Training Accessibility Guidelines (Question 7)

The examples discussed below will focus on using two popular training development tools (Articulate Storyline 2 and Camtasia Studio).

Content will focus on how you can meet the success criteria for each section of the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines.

Content Recommendation is for the following WCAG 2.0 Sections:

1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded)

Questions to consider:

Does your course include sign language?

How Articulate Storyline 2 can meet success criteria:

By using a video track with either a (real person) or (software based) sign language interpreter.  Then merging the tracks in Camtasia to render out one merged video.  Meeting this requirement will also require use of the Articulate Storyline 2 Accessible Media Player.

By using a video track to merge finger spelling with on screen content.  Then merging the tracks in Camtasia to render out one merged video.  Meeting this requirement will also require use of the Articulate Storyline 2 Accessible Media Player.

Take note, sign language and finger spelling often can not keep up with the speed of a video.  This will require pauses be inserted throughout the video to avoid loosing video/sign language sync.

Sign Language Options:

1.  Sign language interpreter ensures:  (Verbatim + Audio/Visual Descriptions)  Sign language provides the ability to provide intonation, emotion and other audio information that is reflected in sign language interpretation, but not in captions, sign language interpretation provides richer and more equivalent access to synchronized media.

2.  Sign language using finger spelling is an alternative but does not provide as rich experience as using an actual sign language interpreter.

Useful Links:

Comments:

Your comments and suggestions are welcome please post below to assist in improving this document. Take note discussion need not be limited to the development tools provided.

 

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