Discovery en la Escuela
This workshop is mainly for teachers. You will work with one of the fantastic Discovery videos and you will learn a methodology to integrate those videos into your classroom activities.
We have added video description and captions to the Discovery videos and we will show you how to use these accessibility tools.
In addition, you will learn about support materials offered by Discovery en la Escuela, such as program guides, exercises, and games that reinforce knowledge acquisition.
Discovery en la Escuela is a Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic Networks project that includes a series of educational programs, workshops, and other resources.
Discovery en la Escuela has more than 10 years of experience delivering these type of workshops.
Our Describing workshop teaches you how to describe visual content. It was created as a response to a stated need of teachers of blind children who wanted to make sure their school activities were accessible.
Let’s Go to the Movies
During our workshop, Let’s Go to the Movies, you will see a segment of a children’s movie that we have made accessible.
You will experience the wonderful tool called video description, which involves a narrator describing what is happening visually in the movie, and allows people with visual limitations to have access to visual content.
You will also better understand how captions allow deaf and hard of hearing people to read what they can’t hear.
You will have the opportunity to share your experiences with other parents, teachers, and professionals who work with children with sensory disabilities.
Finally, we will tell you where you can get accessible content.
Video Description and Captions
What do these two terms mean?
Captioning is a system that converts into text the auditory information contained in audiovisual material so that people with hearing limitations can have access to that information. Closed captions need to be activated by the user in order to be displayed.
Video description, also called audio description or just description, is the creation of a narrative that informs the listener about key visual elements of images, videos, or other kinds of visual materials. The narrative helps people with visual limitations understand more about what they can’t see happening on the screen. The narrative is included through a separate audio channel.
See video description and captions in action here: