Add Audio Description functionality

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When I attended ATD 2019, I took the accessibility session prior to visiting your staff on the Expo floor. In the accessibility session, I learned we should be including Audio Description to our videos, but your team said Camtasia can't do that at the moment. Can you please add this accessibility feature to help the visually-impaired? You would probably want to add an AD icon to the player as well.

Here is the demonstration we got in the accessibility session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyA5mkhCzRA
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hello,

Thank you for the feedback.  The TechSmith Smart Player does have support for an Audio Description track as of February this year with version 5.27.0+.  Camtasia currently does not have support for setting this up but it is an easy manual addition to a local Camtasia production.  If you are interested I can post the instructions.

Our TechSmith Relay product has support for setting this up with a video hosted on that platform.

Ben
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hello Sarah,

Can you be more specific in what you are seeing not work?

Ben
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so I save the audio description recording in the production folder and then open the player file and add the filename.mp4a, save and then when I run the player no AD controls appear on the player etc. 
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Are you opening the HTML file locally in a web browser to test it out or uploading it to a web server first?  Can you post a picture of the line you added in the HTML document?

Ben
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Uploading to a server. 
Thanks Ben.

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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Remove the () from that line.  It should look like this:
TSC.playerConfiguration.audioDescriptionMediaSrc = 'audio.mp4a';
Ben