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Audio Description Community Group

Mission: To create an open standard file format to support audio description all the way from scripting to mixing. Scope: To agree requirements and propose a workable open standard file format for audio description, probably a profile of TTML2, with the intention of moving to the Rec track within a Working Group. Deliverables:
  • Requirements document
  • Draft specification document
  • Explainer

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Face to face meeting at TPAC2018

Our first face to face meeting is planned for W3C’s TPAC in Lyon.

The schedule shows this meeting will be held on Thursday 25th October 10:30-12:30 in Saint Clair 3B, Level 2 – Saint Clair. I hope you can make it. Some people have registered already and some people have asked to observe as well.

We should have a draft agenda for the meeting.

Suggestions for topics are welcome of course. Here is a starter:

  • Requirements for Audio Description: have we got them right?
  • Progress in TTML2: what features are available for use?
  • Run-through of proposed outline specification (no actual document exists yet!)
  • Implementation progress: demonstration of BBC prototype “adhere”
  • Next steps: making a specification for a profile of TTML2; roles, tools, timelines etc.

W3C won’t provide a conference phone but I’m hoping to arrange for a dial-up to be available – please let me know if you’d like to use one.

Call for Participation in Audio Description Community Group

The Audio Description Community Group has been launched:


Mission: To create an open standard file format to support audio description all the way from scripting to mixing.

Scope: To agree requirements and propose a workable open standard file format for audio description, probably a profile of TTML2, with the intention of moving to the Rec track within a Working Group.

Deliverables:

  • Requirements document
  • Draft specification document
  • Explainer

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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2018-04-05 by Nigel Megitt. The following people supported its creation: Nigel Megitt, Mike Dolan, Chris O'Brien, Gradimir Kragić, Gandharv Bhagat, Gian Wild, Marisa DeMeglio, Sally Cain, John Paton, John Birch, Matthew Paradis, Owen Edwards, Jonathan Penny. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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