Audio Description and ADP Website Tips
Here are a collection of tips that have been published on the ADP website on audio description and how to best use the site to find things that perhaps you didn't know existed here! The most recent tips are listed first, and this list will be updated every time a new tip is published (and one is retired from the main page). If you have discovered something you think we should share with others, be sure to write the webmaster using the link at the bottom of the page.
Tip: Turning on AD on an Apple TV
Here's a tip about how to turn on audio description on an AppleTV. Press the Siri button and say "Switch to English," swipe right once, then press Select. While you can say "Switch to English Audio Description," it won't, just leaving you on English ... so don't waste words! (Posted Oct 12)
Website Tip: Choosing Videos for Children
We offer several ways for you to choose audio described titles best suited to children under 13. (Posted Sep 21)
- DVDs For Children lists only DVDs rated G or PG.
- In any of the streaming service listings, you can select the button labeled "By Rating," then select "Young Children" or "Older Children."
- We also offer general information on our Described Programming Oriented Toward Children page where we note that a third of Netflix described programming is oriented towards children.
- And of course there is a ton of children's programming on Disney+.
- Finally, you will want to check out Imagination Videobooks.
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.
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)
Website Tip: Finding a Described Title
If you are wondering if a certain movie or TV series has an audio description track available anywhere, the best way to find out is by typing its name in the search box at the top right of our main web page or our Master AD Listing. You don't need to type the whole name -- just a word or two will do. Just make sure if you type more than one word that they are consectutive in the title and spelled correctly! If you are unsure of the name but know what letter the title begins with, search our Master AD List manually. (Posted Sep 3)
Website Tip: Foreign Language AD
The Disney+ streaming service not only offers audio description language tracks in English,
but they also offer 55 foreign language AD tracks in Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, French Parisian, German,and Latin Spanish.
These titles are listed at the bottom of the Disney+ AD Titles page (with a link from the top).
Netflix's listing of foreign AD titles is so large that it gets its own page! They have over 1000 titles in 45 languages!
There is a link to it at the top of our regular Netflix AD Titles page. (Posted Aug 24)