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Welcome to the Audio Description Project!

Here you will learn everything about Audio Description, from what is it, to samples, to who does it, to how and where it is available in various media.  You can also join our online discussion, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and be notified of updates to this page by using the VisualPing website.  We are:  adp.acb.org.


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New Website Feature:  New AD Titles

Eyeballs overlooking 'New AD'Each Friday we have been sending out an update to our Email Discussion List of all the videos with AD released in the previous week.  The response has been positive, so we are now offering this information online, right here.  If you follow the link at the top of this page or on the Master AD List to See the latest updates, we'll show you whatever new shows have been released in the 10 days prior to our latest updates.  (We generally update on Tuesdays and Fridays.)  You can click a button (link) to see only your specific streaming service or category of interest, or you can read through the entire list.  The list includes current Cinema, DVDs, TV Series, and nine streaming services.  (Posted Sep 14)

Webinar: The Rapid Expansion of Audio Described Content
Providers and Subscribers

A web of nodes connected via a cloudThe evolution of media accessibility has never been as progressive and readily available to all audiences as it is today.  Register for this AD Webinar on Tuesday, September 21, to hear from experts Michelle Spitz, Tom Wlodkowski, Justin Smith, and Cliff Hahn on the importance and benefits of audio described content.  (Posted Sep 14)

Audio Description: How Blind People Watch TV

The Television Academy's The Emmys recently featured the title presentation at an online event for members, but the presentation has now been made available to all on their website.  Moderated by AD narrator Roy Samuelson, the show features four panelists from the Media Access Group, Apple, AFB, and a podcast host.  Enjoy!  Audio Description: How Blind People Watch TV.  (Posted Aug 21)

The Vale: An Audio-Based Game

A girl armed for battle stands against a reddish mountain valleyThe Vale: Shadow of the Crown, an audio-based adventure game by indie studio Falling Squirrel, is now available on Xbox and PCs.  The game was developed in collaboration with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and made for and tested by blind and low-vision players.  If you want to navigate a medieval setting as the young lady Alex, the blind second heir to a kingdom, check out this article:  Xbox game The Vale transports you to a medieval world through sound.  (Posted Aug 20)

Did You Know?Website Tip:  Streaming Service Details

You can dig deeper into each streaming service's AD title listings by clicking on one of several buttons at the top of each listing.

Buttons shown are: Movies Only, Series Only, By Year, By Genre, and By Rating

You can ask to see only movies, only series, or break the listing down by year the title was released, by genre, or by rating.  You would be surprised at how old some of the titles are!  Not all information is available for all services, so sometimes there are fewer than five buttons.  You can also search our listing of All DVDs by year and rating.   (Posted Sep 14)

SUPPORT the ADP Website!  (please ...)

The ACB/ADP Amazon.com Associate LinkIF you make purchases via Amazon, you can help support the expenses associated with the Audio Description Project and this website.  If you shop online by clicking our "Shop Now!" link (which is always on this main page), any and all purchases you make from Amazon will result in a commission to the ACB (American Council of the Blind), our parent organization.  Purchasing videos via our DVDs page counts, as do additional purchases made while buying a DVD.  PLEASE remember this and help us out!  THANKS!  (And of course you can also click the DONATE button at the top of every page!)

Feature Your Organization Here

AD Logo Patron getting AD receiver What do YOU do for audio description?  Do you provide services professionally?  Are you a non-profit which has been providing description for local theaters for years?  An independent?  A theatre or museum which provides description?  We'd like to hear from you.  Send us a write-up about your work, and we'll consider it for publication here!  Use the Webmaster link at the bottom of the page.

Audio Description News

Audio Described DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

2 DVDs with audio description were released on September 14:  Black Widow; The Boss Baby: Family Business.  Other recently released DVDs with audio description are:  Zack Snyder's Justice League; In the Heights; Spirit Untamed; The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

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Next Week September 21:  Cruella, F9: The Fast Saga; (probably) Last Call; (probably) The Vigil.

USA Described DVDs:  2021 | 2020 | All Since 1997 | For Children

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SAP FeatureNew Audio Described TV Shows

New  Want to know when your favorite fall TV series premieres?  Look it up in our TV by Network listing!  We've added what we can find out online.

CBS NCIS: Hawai'i.  New  Sep 14

Fox Our Kind of People; The Big Leap. New  Sep 14

HGTV Beach Hunters; Hawaii Life; 40 Year Old Property Virgin; Curb Appeal Extreme; Renovation Inc.  Updated Sep 7

NBC Ordinary Joe.  New  Sep 14

TBS Tacoma FD.  New  Sep 14

View:  TV Shows by Network or TV Shows by Day.

Looking For a Described Movie or TV Series?

6000+ AD VideosIf you are looking for a movie or TV series with description, please consult our Master AD List.  It includes all TV series on FCC-mandated networks, those in syndication with streaming services, plus original offerings from ten streaming services (Apple TV+, Disney+, Google Play, HBO Max, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, Paramount+, Peacock, Prime Video).  All commercial DVDs ever produced with description are also listed, plus every described movie on the eight streaming services.  There's nothing like it anywhere else in the world! 

Feature Your Organization Here

AD Logo Patron getting AD receiver What do YOU do for audio description?  Do you provide services professionally?  Are you a non-profit which has been providing description for local theaters for years?  An independent?  A theatre or museum which provides description?  We'd like to hear from you.  Send us a write-up about your work, and we'll consider it for publication here!  Use the Webmaster link at the bottom of the page.

Help With Promoting Audio Description Locally

AD LogoIf you have the opportunity to promote audio description locally to an organization you belong to or are asked to speak to, we have developed a ONE PAGE document that you can customize as necessary for your area.  It explains briefly what description opportunities are available:  live theatre, TV, DVDs, and internet streaming.  It then points readers to our site to learn more (like specifically what shows, movies, or TV series have description).  Download your own copy for customization by right-clicking the following link:  Audio Description: What's Available?


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Shop on Amazon to Support the ACB/ADP If you enjoy the service provided by this website, please support us by initiating any AMAZON purchases via our SHOP NOW link.  Once you click it, you can bookmark it right away for all future purchases  It doesn't cost you anything extra, but it helps pay for this website.  And of course if you would like to click our DONATE button at the top of each page, very special thanks  Happy Face !


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The Audio Description Project's website collects and provides information on audio description in all its forms: live theatre, television, movies, DVDs, streaming services, and more.  Started in 2002 by AD International, funding and direction for this website has come from the American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project since 2009.  Read more about this site...

Audio Description (AD) is the descriptive narration of key visual elements of live theatre, television, movies, and other media to enhance their enjoyment by consumers who are blind or have low vision.  AD is the insertion of audio explanations and descriptions of the settings, characters, and action taking place in such media, when such information about these visual elements is not offered in the regular audio presentation.  Read more about audio description...

Based on his doctoral thesis and teaching audio description around the world, ADP Project Director Dr. Joel Snyder's book, The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description, is available in print (English, Portuguese, Polish, and Russian), for Kindle, on Bookshare, and in braille and as an audio book from NLS libraries.  Read more details about Dr. Snyder's book.

Dedicated organizations around the world facilitate the offering of audio description for movies, videos, live theatre, and television.  This website attempts to expose their fine work to as many interested viewers as possible. Thank you for visiting!