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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, 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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Nordic Audio Film Forum
In November the Nordic Audio Film Forum was formed with an objective of promoting the national and international supply of audiodescription for cinema, television, and cultural events by exchange of experience, common projects, and initiatives. The forum intends to give audiodescription more publicity. Read about the Film Forum (PDF). (Posted Dec 10)
The BLICK Film Festival
The second annual BLICK Film Festival was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in November. It featured lectures and panel discussions (including one with ADP Project Director Dr Joel Snyder) on audio description in theatre and television, plus numerous described films (some decribed in both Swedish and English) and a described live theatre performance. Read all about Blick 2013! (Posted Dec 5)
SUPPORT the ADP Website! (please ...)
IF 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 Nov 12)
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Audio Described DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
Described videos previously announced this year include: Smurfs 2, 2 Guns, The Way Way Back, Planes, Turbo, Grown Ups 2, Monsters University, R.I.P.D, The Internship, The Heat, The Purge, After Earth, This is the End, The Croods, Iron Man 3, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, Now You See Me, Pain & Gain, Epic, Olympus Has Fallen, Oblivion, GI Joe: Retaliation, Evil Dead, Dead Man Down, and more.
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Described TV Schedule Updated
The listing of described TV shows in the USA on our Television page has recently been updated for the fall of 2013 and reformatted to make reading easier. Watch for updates as the fall season begins. Some of the networks still aren't listing described shows separately, but the links below the schedule will get you to the right shows weekly. (Posted Sep 17)