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Audio Description Services Outside the USA

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Consumer and Commercial Services

On this page we list all the individual, organization, and corporate services that we know about outside the USA that are involved with audio description, provided the organization has validated the information in the previous three years.  The commercial companies typically employ professional audio description personnel who write the description for movies, DVDs, and other media, while the organizations tend to provide audio description services via trained describers for local events.  Listing on this page does not imply an endorsement of any kind from the American Council of the Blind or the Audio Description Project, and we reserve the right to not list or remove a listing that we feel false or misleading in any way.

Want to be listed here or update/verify your information?  Contact the webmaster!  Latest Update Mar 10, 2021.

Canada - Consumer and Commercial Services

Organization Location Services Contact
AMI 20 Toronto Video description for movies and television www.ami.ca
800-567-6755
Email AMI
Beyond Description Sound Services 19 Vancouver, BC Audio Description/Descriptive Video for all media including television, movies, theatrical releases and online content. Also special VO commentary for Extra features and podcasts. beyonddescription.ca
Facebook
Described Video Canada 21 Hamilton Audio description (described video) for film, television and web content, in English and French www.describedvideocanada.com
905-818-9414
Email Described Video
Descriptive Video Works 20 Vancouver Descriptive video www.descriptivevideoworks.com
604-542-9894
866-818-3897 (toll free)
Email Descriptive Video Works
Difuze Inc. 19 Toronto Descriptive Video / Closed Captioning / Subtitling / Language Dubbing / Conversions and Transfers www.themediaconcierge.com
416-778-5500
Email Defuze
Forest Arts 20 Ontario Audio description for live theatre and events, video, galleries and museums forestellarts.wixsite.com/forestell-arts
613-484-7488
Email Michelle Dorey Forestell
JDescribe 20 Toronto Provider of Described Video/Audio Narration service for Broadcast programming. www.jdescribe.com
416-997-7267
Email JDescribe
John Hauber Productions 20 Toronto Descriptive video services descriptivevideoproductions.com
416-823-5492
Email John
Live Describe 20 Toronto, Stratford, ON Live on-location Audio Description for theatre, dance, opera, live events, conferences and any other form or medium www.livedescribe.ca
416-879-3416
Email Live Describe
Sette Postproduction 19 Montreal Descriptive video / Closed Captioning / Subtitling / Translation / Dubbing www.sette.com
514-380-8503
Email Sette Postproduction
Superior Description 20 Toronto, ON Descriptive Audio including Audio Description, Described Video and Audio guides. www.superiordescription.com
Email Superior Description
Valerie H Productions 21 Toronto More than a decade of providing audio description (described video) for TV, movies, and web content. Creator of the Movies For the Blind podcast. www.valerie-h.com
Email Valerie
Twitter: @movies4theblind
VocalEye Descriptive Arts20 Vancouver Provides live description of theatre, arts and cultural events www.vocaleye.ca
604-364-5949
Email VocalEye Descriptive Arts

United Kingdom - Consumer and Commercial Services

Organization Location Services Contact
Access London Theatre 20 London Consolidated listing of all audio described London theatrical performances officiallondontheatre.com/access/audio/
020 7557 6751 (recording)
Go Phrazy Studios 20 London Audio Description, captioning, and other services, specializing in cultural adaptation for media content in 150+ languages. gophrazy.com
+44 (0)20 3514 2432
Email Go Phrazy
Prime Focus Technologies 20 London Audio description and captioning services. www.primefocustechnologies.com
+44 20 3794 3344
Email Prime Focus UK
Red Bee Media Multi-country See details below ...  
RNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind People 20 London Everything you need to know about audio description and where it is available www.rnib.org.uk
0303 123 9999
Email RNIB 
Sensor Media 20 London Audio description, voiceover, and subtitles across all platforms, from TV, Film and DVD to live theatre and corporate video sensormediahub.com
+44 (0) 7961 430393
Email Sensor Media
Tim Bick Voiceover 21 London Voiceover for audio description on TV and the web with many years of experience doing everything from "friendly professional corporate reads" to characters and accents and "voice of God" narration.  With a professional home studio, I have clients all over the world. timbickvoiceover.co.uk
+44 7515 992173
[email protected]
VocalEyes 20 London Provides access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people through both live and recorded audio description www.vocaleyes.co.uk
020 7375 1043
Email VocalEyes UK

AD in Other Countries - Consumer and Commercial Services

Organization Location Services Contact
Association française d'audiodescription 20 France General information site about audio description in France audiodescriptionfrance.wordpress.com (French)
Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd 20 Auckland, NZ Live, written and recorded audio description in English and Te Reo Maori including short film, museum, gallery and outdoor tours, civic events, theatre, ballet, contemporary dance, music events, floor plans and conferences. On Facebook
+64 210 358513
Email Audio Described Aotearoa
Bayerischer Rundfunk 20 Munich, Germany Audio description for TV, movies, DVDs, and streaming www.br.de/hoerfilme
+49-89-5900-26027
Email Bayerischer Rundfunk
Fran Mathey Description Services 19 Australia Freelance AD provider for local and international film, TV, web content and live events, trained to UK standards and with over 10 years experience across a diverse range of media. Fran Mathey Description Services
+61 (0)427 773 317
Email Fran Mathey
Jess Curtis/Gravity 20 San Francisco, CA, serving Berlin, Germany Provides audio description and haptic access tours, specializing in live dance performance.  Also provides service in Berlin, Germany. www.jesscurtisgravity.org/access
Email Jess
Mixwerk 21 Berlin, Germany Audio description for corporate movies, elearning, television, dubbing, voiceover in 20 languages www.mixwerk.com (5 languages)
+49 30 29007959
Email Mixwerk
Prime Focus Technologies 20 Mumbai, India Audio description and captioning services. www.primefocustechnologies.com
+91 22 6178 5555
Email Prime Focus India
Red Bee Media 20 UK, Spain, France, Netherlands, Australia Provides audio description, pre-recorded captioning and live captioning services for broadcast and online Red Bee Media
+44 (0)20 8495 5000
Email Form for Red Bee
RuFilms 20 Moscow, Russia Audio description (described video) for film, television and web content, closed captioning, translation and subtitling www.rusubtitles.com
[email protected]
Email RuFilms
scribit.pro 21 Den Haag, Netherlands Online software to create and publish your own audio descriptions with the use of synthetic speech.  Online services to create AD, captions and transcripts by professional Training tool.  Specifically designed for online video (YouTube, VIMEO); see an example of our YouTube widget at https://scribit.pro/en/european-blind-union/. www.scribit.pro
+31 702210166
[email protected]
ShazaCin Accessible Media 21 Durban, South Africa Audio Description Services Email ShazaCin Accessible Media
Cell: +27 83 263 9870
WhatsApp: +27 83 407 9480
Stichting Komt het Zien! 19 The Netherlands Live audio description for theatre and circus shows. Description equipment + audio describers. www.komthetzien.nl
+31 513 650 681
Email Stichting Komt het Zien
Syntolkning Nu (Audio Description Now) 20 Sweden Live, written and recorded Audio description, voiceover, and subtitles across all platforms, from TV, Film and DVD to live theatre and corporate video.  As a nonprofit organization we arrange live out- and indoor AD all around Sweden. www.syntolkning.se
www.syntolkcentralen.se
+46 (0)31-360 8445
Email Syntolkning Nu
In Swedish on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
The SubStation 21 Australia Provider of audio description and captioning services for TV, cinema, DVD/Blu-ray, streaming and online platforms. thesubstation.com.au
+61 2 8065 2602 [email protected]

19 = listing information verified in 2019
20 = listing information verified in 2020
21 = listing information verified in 2021