This summer the VDRDC will be conducting a second round of consumer focus groups featuring YouDescribe- Smith- Kettlewell's new web- based video description tool for use with YouTube. The VDRDC will hold focus groups at the conventions of theNational Federation of the Blind in Orlando, FL, Monday July 1st, and the American Council of the Blind in Columbus, OH, Tuesday July 9th.
Each day's schedule will be divided into two sessions. Session One will provide the opportunity for sighted amateur describers to evaluate the new YouDescribe web- based tools. Participants will test the system by recording their own descriptions for selected videos and report on their experience. During Session Two blind video description consumers will have the opportunity to take YouDescribe for a test- run, navigating the web site to listen to selected described YouTube videos. Session Two participants will then report on their experience using the YouDescribe system.
Refreshments will be provided, and all contributors will get a step- by- step overview of the new, exciting YouDescribe web- based technology.
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