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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 typing your email address in the box to the right and pressing the Submit button. 

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Free Seminar on Audio Description

If you are near Baltimore, MD, Dr Joel Snyder, ADP Director, will be giving a free seminar on Audio Description at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, September 30, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.  The seminar will be held in the John Astin Theatre in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.  Seminar Flyer.  (Posted Sep 15)

Museum Art Tours For People Who Are Blind

More and more museums are adapting their tours and collections to people who are blind.  From the Smithonian to museums in Raleigh and Dallas, special tours are being developed, docents are being trained, and rubber gloves are being donned to let people with visual impairment appreciate the collection more.  Read:  At Some Museums, Blind Visitors Can Touch the Art.  (Posted July 28)

ACB Conference Attendees Experience a Rodeo

Attendees at the July ACB Conference in Dallas, TX, got to experience a rodeo -- with audio description, courtesy of Joel Snyder, ADP Director and audio describer.  Read all about how this came about and the 60 attendees' reaction in the following article:   Rodeo vision: Attendees experience arena event with other senses - Blind people take in the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.  (Posted July 28)

First-Person Experience With Audio Description

In March of this year, Susan Glass, an audio description consumer and advocate who is active in Audio Description Project committees, wrote an article for the ACB Braille Forum entitled, "Best Audio Holiday Season Ever."  The piece, which describes her experiences with audio description last December, won this year's Ned E. Freeman Writing Award, which is awarded to the author of a Braille Forum article that demonstrates a mastery of the craft of writing, interesting subject matter, originality in recounting an experience, and novelty of approach.  (Posted July 28)

SUPPORT the ADP Website!  (please ...)

The ACB/ADP Associate LinkIF you make purchases via Amazon, you can help support the expenses associated with the Audio Description Project and this website.  With the holidays coming up, we know many of you will be making purchases online.  Simply starting your shopping by clicking our "Shop Now!" link (which is always on this main page), any and all purchases you make from Amazon will result in a commission to the ACB (American Council of the Blind), our sponsors.  Purchasing videos via our DVDs page counts, as do additional purchases made while buying a DVD.  PLEASE remember this and help us out!  THANKS!  (Posted Sept 25)

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Based on his doctoral thesis and teaching audio description around the world, ADP Project Director Dr Joel Snyder's book, The Visual Made Verbal, is now available in print, for Kindle, and on Bookshare!  Details

Audio Description News

New Described TV Series

CBS has added the existing series BLUE BLOODS (Fridays at 10pm) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (Tuesdays at 9pm) to their description schedule!  They replace CSI, which has ended.

Fox debuted the "comedy-horror" SCREAM QUEENS with Audio Description Tuesdays at 8pm.  THE GRINDER, a comedy, began Tuesday September 29 at 8:30.  ROSEWOOD (Wednesdays at 8) also has description.  GRANDFATHERED premiered this Tuesday at 8pm.

NBC premiered HEROES REBORN on September 24 at 8pm.  It is a 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

Two Broke Girls, which is not described in first-run episodes on CBS, is described in reruns on TBS.  (Updated Sep 29)

Audio Described DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Here are the most recently released DVDs:

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Spy, Poltergeist, Entourage, Pitch Perfect 2, Furious 7, Cinderella, The Age of Adaline, Mad Max: Fury Road, Aloha, Walt Disney Short Films Collection, Unfriended, Child 44, True Story, Insurgent, Far From the Madding Crowd, Home, The Water Diviner, The Longest Ride, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ...

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The Described TV Listing is Back!!!

We are pleased to announced that the excellent Audio Described Daily TV Listing produced by Sebastian Andrade-Miles is back.  This listing is exclusive to the ACB and is a service of the Audio Description Project.  Bookmark the following link to access it directly, or look it up on our TV page.  Described TV Listing (or remember the shortcut:  (Updated Sep 8)

Netflix Audio Description Update

As of September, Netflix is offering over 110 movies or series with audio description.  New! See a list of titles (8 new ones just added, along with the type of each video; e.g., TV Series)!  For the series, some of them are fully described, while others are still in the process of updating back episodes.  (For example, all three seasons of House of Cards are available with description NOW, and the quality of the description is very good.)  Netflix has contacted numerous audio description companies to arrange for future description.  Read our page on Accessing Audio Description on Netflix.  You'll learn good things such as setting your description option once will be remembered for all future videos.  (Updated Sep 29).

The Audio Description Project's website collects and provides information on audio description in all its forms: live theatre, television, movies, DVDs, and more.  Started in 2002 by AD International, funding and direction for this website now come from the American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (started in March 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 ...

Dedicated organizations around the world facilitate the offering of audio description in select movie theaters, videos, live theatre, and television programming, and this website attempts to expose their fine work to as many interested viewers as possible. Thank you for visiting!