Re: Audio Description

Adrian Spratt

I find the following on a Microsoft website explaining the ease of access center:

* Turn on Audio Description. This option sets Audio Description to run when you log on to Windows. Audio descriptions describe what's happening in videos.

The webpage is at:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Nicole Massey
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:37 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Audio Description

I just got back from an evening out where I used the descriptive video
service for the second Hobbit movie, and I'm very pleased with it.
I don't know what this check box is, but I can speculate. All providers of
content via broadcast during primetime hours and any content streamed on the
web is in the process of being set up for descriptive services thanks to new
legislation that requires that this be in place by September of 2014. I
suspect this is to activate that feature for things that are webcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:57 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Audio Description

Hi Dave,

That's really strange. I just got a reply from my local movie theater
confirming to me that they have audio discription available in their
theater. So, now I am going to start seeing a new realese now and

I am not sure about the audio description in the Ease of Access Center,
but it sound like that might be just what it is. I have never noticed
it there before. Although it is becoming more prevalent these days,
audio description, like closed captioning, is not available on all
movies, but movies that do not have it are becoming more a thing of the
past. I am going to try it out on my computer though. I have lots of
movies, and surely some of them have audio description available on
them. Thanks for pointing this find out.


From: "Dave "Farfar" Carlson" <dgcarlson@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:35 PM
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Subject: Audio Description

While browsing the Ease of Access Center, in the same area as the
Access Bridge, I found a checkbox for "Turn on audio description".
Anyone tried using it? I presume it's for videos?

Dave Carlson
San Francisco Bay Area semi-retired sales engineer, Farfar, musician,
and woodworker.

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