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Audio Description using the Web Speech API

Posted on April 28, 2019 by Terrill

When HTML5 was published, it introduced the <video> and <audio> elements, as well as the <track> element. The latter provides a standard means of synchronizing text with media for a variety of purposes. The HTML5 spec specifically defines five kinds of track: captions, subtitles, chapters, metadata, and descriptions. The latter is particularly interesting, and is the topic of this post.

Description, historically known as “audio description” or various other terms, is a supplemental narration track designed for people who are unable to see [...]

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