Syncing pre-recorded audio description to a live musical theater performance using a reference audio recording

Dirk Vander Wilt, Morwaread Mary Farbood

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Audio description, an accessibility service used by blind or visually impaired individuals, provides spoken descriptions of visual content. This accommodation allows those with low or no vision the ability to access information that sighted people obtain visually. A method for deploying pre-recorded audio description in a live musical theater environment is presented here. This method uses a reference audio recording and an online time warping algorithm to automatically align audio description with repeated live performances of a theatrical production. This system is used in two evaluation experiments that show the method successfully aligns multiple recordings of works of musical theater in order to automatically trigger pre-recorded, descriptive audio in real time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages606-608
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366762
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 24 2019
Event21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2019 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2019Oct 30 2019

Publication series

NameASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period10/28/1910/30/19

Keywords

  • Audio description
  • Blind
  • Live theater
  • Time warping
  • Visually impaired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Syncing pre-recorded audio description to a live musical theater performance using a reference audio recording'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Wilt, D. V., & Farbood, M. M. (2019). Syncing pre-recorded audio description to a live musical theater performance using a reference audio recording. In ASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 606-608). (ASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3308561.3354624