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The ADP Conference Has Concluded
We had a great Conference via Zoom this year,
where we offered ten presentations plus two audio
described commercial video presentations as part of the ACB's virtual Convention. The full agenda remains on our Conference page, where we will be adding audio files when they become available. (Posted Jul 25)
ADP Achievement Award Winners
The winners of this year's ADP Audio Description Achievement Awards have been announced. Read the full list of winners and see The Audio Description Honor Roll (which includes this year's winners). (Posted Jul 22)
Audio Describer Training Courses
There are two (of five) remaining audio describer training opportunities this summer.
- Audio Description Training Retreats is offering another of its classes from August 12-15 virtually.
- Access Virginia will hold a describer training
class from August 13-15 in person in Newport News, VA.
See our Education page for details. (Updated
Audio Description for the Olympics
AND the Paralympics
NBC will be providing audio description on the SAP channel for all Olympic competitions aired during primetime hours, plus the opening and closing ceremonies on July 23 and August 8. For the Paralympics, audio description will be provided for all broadcast programming, including those aired outside primetime hours, from August 24 through September 5. Read the NBC Press Release. (Updated July 27)
Audio Description News
Audio Described DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
3 DVDs with audio description were released on August 3: Here Today, Luca, Those Who Wish Me Dead.
Next Week August 10: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally; Finding You; Occupation: Rainfall; Profile; The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2
USA Described DVDs: 2021 | 2020 | All
Since 1997 | For Children
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Audio Described TV Shows
Fantasy Island. Aug 3
Battle on the Beach; Breaking Bland; One Week to Sell. Jul 30
Man vs. History. Aug 3
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?; Darcey & Stacey; Dr. Pimple Popper; Little People, Big World; My 600-Lb. Life; My Feet Are Killing Me. Jul 22
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by Network or TV Shows by Day.
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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
If 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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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!