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
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 available in print (English and Russian),
for Kindle, and on Bookshare.
Read more details
about Dr. Snyder's book...
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!