Audio Description

Communication access is provided to the blind and blind/low or limited vision through the use of remote audio description.  

What is audio description?

Audio description, also referred to as described audio or visual description, refers to the use of narration to describe the content of different kinds of media. This improves the experience of blind and blind/low or limited vision consumers.  

Where should you use audio description?

Audio description is best applied to highly visual content, such as theatrical performances, movies or TV shows, PowerPoint presentations, and even college textbooks.  

How is audio description used?

Audio description can be provided in both real-time and post-production formats. In the case of real-time, an audio describer attends your virtual event using a video conferencing app such as Zoom. As the event proceeds, the audio describer describes what they’re seeing on their screen into their headset, which is connected directly to the headset worn by the blind or blind/low or limited vision consumer. In the case of post-production, an audio describer receives your content, i.e. a college textbook or the recording of a PowerPoint presentation. The describer records themselves speaking descriptions aloud, syncs the descriptions to the visual content, and sends it back to you.

What kind of audio description do you need?

If you don’t know what kind of audio description fits your needs or have questions about the cost, reach out!  We’ll discuss your project or event with you before any commitments are made.