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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).
IF 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)
What 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
Here are the most recently released DVDs: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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We 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)