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Finalizing a 2-hour audio book on persons with disabilities in forced displacement

UNHCR Global Learning and Development Centre

16 Apr 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
16 Apr 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
We have a 2-hour online course created in Articulate Storyline 2 partly converted into an audio book. The course contains screen text and audio. The product is not fully compatible with accessibility requirements for visually impaired persons. The task is to arrange MP3 files from the course and the available recordings into an audio book and to fix the ID3 tags for MP3 files. We have the source files and the assembled Part 1 of the audio book. The volunteer will arrange Part 2 of the book (about 200 files, each with 5-6 tags). Steps in this opportunity: analyse and arrange the audio files into the sequence, rename audio files in Part 2, organize the audio files into the sequence (by renaming ID3 tags) so they can be played as an audiobook in a proper order. Access to the source files will be provided - Basecamp project site. Collaboration with linked volunteers and with UNHCR Global Leaning and Development Centre in Budapest is needed.
Technology development
Arts, music, photography and film
The Global Learning and Development Centre of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, creates learning products for staff and partners. The online course Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement was built to promote non-discrimination and participation. An effort was made to make the course accessible to persons with visual and mobility impairments. However, the standard e-learning publishing software (Articulate Storyline 2) did not allow to make a fully accessible technical solution. While the course is "good enough" for persons using the screen readers and keyboard-only navigation, we want to expand accessibility. Converting the course into an audio book will facilitate access for persons with visual and mobility impairments. Also, UNHCR staff and partners who work in remote and conflict-prone locations will have better access to learning (on the go, without a computer). We plan to share the course in all formats on free learning platforms of our partners (e.g. This opportunity will be linked to the similar one - production of an e-book on the same content.
Volunteers: 2 needed
1-5 hours per week / 3 weeks
The Online Volunteer for this task is organized and attentive to detail. We are looking for a person with experience in working with sound editing software. Priority will be given to volunteers with sound or video editing skills. We estimate that the project will be completed during March 2020. More time per week and shorter duration is preferred. Expect weekly status calls via Skype, Microsoft Teams or similar platform and group chats (Viber, WhatApp).

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