International Audio Description Information
On this page we list all the information we are given about audio
outside of the United States. This page
was last updated in Sept 2022. YOUR updates are most
welcome; please send them to the webmaster via the link at the bottom of
VocalEyes’ (UK) Weekly Listings of Accessible Arts and Culture
Audio Description Worldwide Consortium (Prof Francisco Lima,
Describe the Invisible (Library of educational materials in
Russian and English, a video library of described movies in Russian,
English, and Ukranian, and Blog. Basic website is in
love theatre and I’m blind. Here’s how that works.
- Audio Description in Israel
(a 3-year project, 2011-2014, on AD financed by the European Union;
final report available)
- There have been seminars on Audio Description
every two years
ARSAD: Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description, in
Barcelona, Spain. The link takes you to past seminar information.
- There was a conference on Audio Description
Audio Description: the Art of Access, in October 2016 in London,
England. Use the link for audio recordings and more information.
Movies and DVDs
- Germany and Austria
- A company called
Greta & Starks offers a
free IOS or Android app
with description tracks for over 100 movies in German.
Horfilm gGmbH (DHG: information on German and Austrian TV,
films, and DVDs with audio description; in German)
- ARD-Network-Guidelines (Audio Description Guidelines; in German)
- ARD-Network-Guidelines (Audio Description Guidelines; in English)
- Note that DVDs in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria usually
start with a voice announcement about description that can be
activated at that point by pressing the Select button.
- A Spanish blog posts news about audio described movies available in movie theaters
- United Kingdom
Accessible Online Screening Platform Launches in Edinburgh (Sep '22)
Sound Cinema, the first online cinema dedicated to audio described content and designed for the visually impaired community, provides a single location for audio described screenings of new and existing cinema releases. Through this platform, accessible screenings will be made available 24/7 on a pay-per-view basis, starting September 30th. At least initially, the services will be geo-restricted to the UK. www.mysoundcinema.com; Press Release (PDF); Press Release (Audio).
Consumer and Commercial Services (includes Performing Arts)