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Audio Description

Accessibility of visual images of theater, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired.

Audio Description Project | American Council of the Blind

The mission is to boost levels of Audio Description activity and disseminate information throughout the US by sponsoring awareness activities.

Audio Description Samples | AD Associates

Examples from children's programming, movies, dance, a sitcom, a documentary, a PSA, a work of art, and a museum.

Art Beyond Sight - Description Examples

Verbal description of an artwork includes standard information - artist name and nationality, title of the work, date, dimensions, media and technique - as well as a description of subject matter and composition.

Descriptive Video Service | WGBH

DVS pioneered access to TV for viewers who are blind or visually impaired. It provides descriptive narration of key visual elements, which is then inserted within the natural pauses in dialogue to help low-vision viewers to better understand the story. Page includes an example.


An experimental platform for adding extended audio description to YouTube videos. A Project of The Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center,

Standard techniques in audio description

Offers definitions and descriptions techniques that might be adopted.


MAGpie (Media Access Generator) is a free caption- and audio-description authoring tool for making multimedia accessible to persons with sensory disabilities. (Windows)

Life In A Day (Audio Described)

A historic global experiment to create the world's largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by you. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Audio Description for the Blind

A general outline provided by Penn State. Included examples and links.

The Most Prestigious Badges You Can Earn

Even though badges are still in their infancy, a class of them have emerged or are in development that will serve as bona fides for valuable skills and expertise and make employers and admissions counselors sit up and notice.