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Welcome to the Audio Description Project!

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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How a Movie Theater Got Description

Even the small independent movies theaters can find funding for the equipment necessary to pass along audio description and closed captioning to patrons.  Read how a New Hampshire theater added accessible films in a state where only 3 other theaters offer description.  Separately, read about how a Connecticut theater welcomes people with disabilities.  (Posted Nov 24).

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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 upon us, we know many of you will be making purchases online.  If you shop online 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 parent organization.  Purchasing videos via our DVDs page counts, as do additional purchases made while buying a DVD.  PLEASE remember this and help us out!  THANKS!  (Updated Nov 24)

Feature Your Organization Here

AD LogoPatron getting AD receiverWhat do YOU do for audio description?  Do you provide services professionally?  Are you a non-profit which has been providing description for local theaters for years?  An independent?  A theatre or museum which provides description?

We'd like to hear from you.  Send us a write-up about your work, and we'll consider it for publication here!  Use the Webmaster link at the bottom of the page.  (Posted Oct 27)

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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

Audio Described DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Here are the most recently released DVDs:

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American Ultra, Ricki and the Flash, We Are Your Friends, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Terminator Genisys, Trainwreck, Inside Out, Vacation, Pixels, Max, Paper Towns, Jurassic World, San Andreas, The Gallows, Tomorrowland, Magic Mike XXL, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spy, Poltergeist, Entourage, Pitch Perfect 2, Furious 7, Cinderella, The Age of Adaline, Mad Max: Fury Road, Aloha, Walt Disney Short Films Collection ...

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Join us on Facebook or Twitter (links below) to receive new described DVD notifications, or use the page-change notification form at the top of this page.  (Updated Nov 24)

Newest Audio Described TV Series

NBC premiered CHICAGO MED Tuesdays at 9pm, and USA Network has a new comedy series, DONNY, Tuesdays at 10:30pm.  (Posted Nov 17)

UK-Produced Described Videos

UK FlagWe have recently discovered that certain Blu-ray discs released in the UK with description tracks are available on Amazon in the USA Region-Free, which means they will play on USA Blu-ray players.  The description is most likely British English.  We are only adding those listed as "fulfilled by Amazon" starting with the following:

There are many others listed, but you need to order from individual sellers, such as MovieMars.  To learn how to locate and purchase any of these videos, read our new web page,  Ordering UK-Produced Described Videos in the USA.  (Posted Oct 27)

Netflix Audio Description Update

As of October, Netflix is offering over 110 movies or series with audio description.  See our list of described Netflix titles and read our page on Accessing Audio Description on Netflix.  (Updated Oct 20).

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!