Fair Use Policies

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Guidelines for Sharing Video

If you would like to send a recording of yourself or an AT / AAC user you know, please note the following:

Types of Video:

Video clips may come in any of the following formats:

  • VHS tape
  • Mini DV tape
  • Windows Media file (may be sent through email)
  • Quick Time file (may be sent through email)

Quality of Video Required:

Video clips for use on the web do not have to be professional in quality, but they :

  • should not have any zooming
  • should not have much camera movement (best to use a stationary tripod)
  • should not be more than 5 minutes in length

If a computer screen is to be visible on the tape, you can reduce flickering by matching the " refresh" rate of the computer monitor to your camera's shutter speed. The simplest way to do this is via the "auto adjust" option on the camera. If you are unsure, try setting the computer monitor refresh rate to 60 MHz via the control panel, commonly a multiple of camera shutter rates.

Use of Video:

No video will be posted to this web site until information is verified and consent is obtained.

How to Submit Video:

Although we will do our best to return any video, it is possible that we may be unable to do so. Please submit only copies of video, not originals.

Submitted video must be accompanied by the following printed material:

  • contact information (name and phone number or email)
  • mailing address (for returning the video)
  • description of the video segment you want considered

Submitted video should be "cued up" to the location of the pertinent segment.

Where to Submit Materials:

By Mail:

Patricia Dowden, Ph.D., CCC-Sp
Assistant Clinical Professor
Box 354875
Speech & Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

By E-mail: enables@u.washington.edu