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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:

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The ADP Conference Has Concluded

AgendaWe 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)

Upcoming Audio Describer Training Courses

Zoom Training
There are two (of five) remaining audio describer training opportunities this summer.

  1. Audio Description Training Retreats is offering another of its classes from August 12-15 virtually.
  2. 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 Jul 27)

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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.

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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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SAP FeatureNew Audio Described TV Shows

Fox Fantasy Island.  New Aug 3

HGTV Battle on the Beach; Breaking Bland; One Week to Sell.  New Jul 30

Man vs. History.  New 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.  Updated Jul 22

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

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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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!