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Services Involved With Audio Description

On this page we list all the individual, organization, and corporate services that we know about in the USA that are involved with audio description.  The commercial companies typically employ professional audio description personnel who write the description for movies, DVDs, and other media, while the organizations tend to provide audio description services via trained describers for local events.

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Organization Location Services Contact
Access-USA 0 Clayton, NY Production of all types of alternative format media
Accessible Arts 0 Columbus, OH AD primarily for local movies
Alice Austin 5 Portsmouth, NH Audio Description, consulting, and training for Film, TV, Visual Media and Live Events.  Providing high-quality Audio Description since 2000.  Catering to small-scale projects.  Able to refer for larger volumes of work. 617-513-5373
AMAC Accessibility Solutions, Georgia Institute of Technology 4 Altanta, GA Not-for-profit, disability-focused educational organization provides audio description for media as well as captioning
Arts Access 6 Raleigh, NC AD primarily of Triangle-area live theatre, plus education and information statewide
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences 0 Seattle, WA AD services for local organizations
Arts for All 0 Tucson, AZ AD primarily of local live theatre
Audio Description Access 3 Cincinnati, OH Audio description for live performing arts Mike Snyder
Audio Description Associates LLC 5 Takoma Park, MD AD for museums, perf. arts, and describer training worldwide
Audio Description in Colorado 5 Denver, CO Provides AD for live theatre in Denver and northern Colorado [website pending]
Audio Description Solutions 0 New Oxford, PA AD for video, multimedia, museums, and exhibits, plus trains describers
Audio Description Training Retreats 5 NC Audio description training in a retreat setting, instructors willing to travel to your locale
Audio Eyes, LLC 3 Northridge, CA Blind professionals producing video description for broadcast TV
Audio Reader Service 0 Lawrence, KS Provides trained Audio Describers for live theater events in Kansas City and Lawrence
800-772-8898 (Jennifer)
AudioVision, Inc. 0 San Francisco, CA Provides AD consultation, description, and training for film, TV, theatre, etc.
Bridge Multimedia 0 New York, NY Description and captioning for television, digital media, and educational technology -- all languages; full audio production capabilities, HDCAM-SR, NTSC/PAL
Bronwen Andrea Okwesa 5 Metro DC. Will also work virtually. (1) AD scriptwriting and narration for live/recorded performing arts, galleries, museums, heritage sites, parades, conferences, meetings, and other cultural and educational events. (2) Sighted guide services at meetings, conferences, parades, heritage sites, exhibitions, etc. 703-629-5467
CaptionMax 0 NY, DC, Los Angeles, Minneapolis Audio description for television, webcast, and DVD; DVD authoring, including talking menus;
Multi-language Closed Captioning and Subtitling
Charles Constant 5 Los Angeles, CA Professional stage, screen and voiceover actor with extensive experience in Audiobook Narration which, much like AD, requires the skill to detail action while maintaining the mood of the piece. Can provide AD writing and voice services or voice casting for film, TV, live performing arts, museums, exhibits, meetings, cultural events and multimedia, delivering AD live or as finished tracks per your specs. Will work on-site in the Los Angeles area, but also able to work remotely from home studio.
Colleen Connor 5 MD Audio description trainer
Cultural Access Consortium (CAC) 0 Boston, MA Provides AD for live theatre & museums plus training for AD
Deluxe Media5 Burbank, CA Audio Description for Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Television Broadcast & Section 508: Rehabilitation Act compliant Educational IP content, Captioning, Subtitling (50 languages), Scripting, Dubbing, Web-streaming, Editing, Data Asset Management, multi-media platforms, Archival Preservation, Worldwide Full-service production & post-production facilities
(818) 565-4463
Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI) 5 Asheville, NC AD for all main stage productions at Asheville Community Theatre and other venues upon request
Descriptive Video Works 6 Los Angeles, CA Audio Description/Descriptive Video for all media including television, movies, theatrical releases, online streaming, and corporate videos. We also provide live audio description for sporting and political events, live entertainment programming, awards shows and other special events. We can train news anchors to embed description in their televised content.
DICAPTA / Closed Caption Latina 3 Longwood, FL Video / Audio Description, Closed Captioning, Real Time / Live Event Captioning, CART services in English & Spanish, Dubbing, Real Time Dubbing to Spanish, Remote Simultaneous Translations, Audio / Digital Books, Audio Recording Services, Voiceovers, Narrations, and other post production services. All services available in English & Spanish.
Disability Rights & Resources 0 Charlotte, NC AD services for local organizations 704-537-0550
Julia Sain or Becky Williams
Fred Brack 6 Raleigh, NC Audio description writing and/or professional voice-over narration from home studio for pre-recorded media, exhibits, or live events.
HAI Describe!
(Hospital Audiences Inc.) 3
New York, NY Offers AD at various Broadway and Off Broadway shows
Hollywood Access Services 2 Burbank, CA Audio description and captioning for movies, television programs, exhibits and online content
IDC (International Digital Centre) 6 New York, NY High Quality Audio Description (large & small volumes), Multi-Language Close Captioning & Subtitling, DCP & IMF, International Voice Dubbing, Audio Books, Voiceovers/Narrative, & Media Processing
Jan Vulgaropulos 6 NC Audio description trainer
JBI Studios 3 Los Angeles, CA Full-service audio, video, and multimedia production house specializing in foreign languages. Provides video descriptive services (audio description) for TV and film
Karla Pederson 0 Fargo, ND AD for local theatres 218-233-2677
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 3 Louiville, KY Provides AD for live theatre, museums, films, and custom recordings. 502-562-0111
Lee Kyle 5 Greensboro, NC Audio description writing and descriptive narration for pre-recorded multimedia, live events, exhibits. Experienced with sensitive subject matter, classroom presentations, and diverse educational topics: K-12, college, corporate. Informed on accessibility compliance regulations (WCAG 2.0, Section 508) for online visual media. Free consultation.
LHH Consulting 0 Rochester, NY Audio description consulting and training
Linda Ray 4 Asheville, NC Audio description training and consulting  
Martin Wilde 3 Chicago, IL Professional voice actor provides AD writing and voicing services for live performing arts, museums, exhibits, meetings, cultural events, movies, television and multimedia. Can work on-site in the greater Chicagoland area, or remotely in all geographical areas. AD delivered live or as final finished and edited audio tracks.
Mary Lou Fisher 5 Greenbelt, MD Audio Description for live theater, movies, meetings, cultural events, museums and multimedia presentations in the Metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore. MD areas 301-351-4025
Maryland Arts Access 2 Baltimore, MD Provides AD of live theatre and other events 410-252-7239
Matt Rygelski 5 St Louis, MO Provides AD services for live theatre, performing arts, parades, and cultural events in the St. Louis city and St. Louis county area, as well as the Southwestern Illinois region 618-698-6698
Media Access Group, WGBH 0 Boston, MA Video description, captioning, more
Media Movers 0 New York, NY Audio description dubbing, subtitling, voiceovers, & production in all languages
Metropolitan Washington Ear 0 Silver Spring, MD Provides AD for live theatre, museums, films, training; Radio Reading Service; Dial-In Newspaper and Magazine Reading
Mhairi Steenbock 0 Los Angeles, CA Freelance audio describer with 5 years experience working in film and TV for ITFC in London.  Now based in LA.  Writes and voices audio description and will work remotely for film/TV. 310-308-0867
Mind's Eye Audio Productions 0 Madison, WI Enhanced Audio, Description, voiceovers, languages, more
Narrative Television Network 0 Tulsa, OK Video description for TV and movies
National Captioning Institute (NCI) Described Media 0 Chantilly, VA Description for TV, DVDs, Film, Gov't
PA Cultural Access Project of VSA PA 0 PA Stimulates statewide growth of AD and regional access coalitions, and provides AD equipment, training, consultation, and free solutions for accessibility and audience development
814-777-0669 (Ermyn King)
Patricia Shanks 5 Los Angeles, CA Professional voiceover artist experienced in audio description
(949) 723-4473
Q Media Productions 3 Winter Gardens (Orlando), FL Audio tours for museum, cultural, and historical organizations including interpretive, foreign language, audio description and sign language using audio guides, apps, downloads, cell phones and other technology
Rick Jacobson 4 St Louis Park, MN AD for live theater and events throughout the Twin Cities area and beyond
Softel-USA 0 Norwalk, CT AD soundtrack production equipment
Soundchef International 4 Hollywood, CA Professional talented voice over artists providing audio description dubbing for Television, Film and digital media, domestic & International.  Full audio post sound services include experienced rerecording mixers, state of the art facilities and rosters of VO talent.
Taping for the Blind 0 Houston, TX Provides AD for live theatre, museums, films, rodeos, parades; custom recordings, plus Radio Reading Service
(TDF Accessibility Programs) 0
New York, NY Offers audio description and discount tickets, among other accessibility services.  Read articles about their work at TDF1 and TDF2. TDF/TAP (Fran Polino)
Valerie H Productions 5 Kingsville, OH More than a decade of providing audio description (described video) for TV, movies, and web content. Creator of the Movies For the Blind podcast.
(647) 706-1122
Twitter: @movies4theblind
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(via Sight-Loss Support Group) 0
State College, PA Provides AD for live performing arts, museums, and other cultural events, plus consultation and training
Vince Lombardi 3 Worcester, MA Audio description for live theatre, video, events, galleries and museums. Have voice, will travel.
Vision Loss Connections 3 Seattle, WA We organize groups to attend Audio Described Performances at the 5th Avenue Theater and Seattle Opera and coordinate outreach for Seattle Art Museum's Access Tours
(206) 282-3913
VITAC 0 Canonsburg, PA National providers of video description and closed captioning for broadcast and non-broadcast media
Voice of Vision 6 Triad Area, NC Provides audio description for 3 Triad theaters:  Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, Twin City Stage, and Triad Stage at Hanesbrands Theatre
VSA Arizona
ARTability Program 0
Tucson, AZ Audio Description services for live performances, meetings and art museums. Coordinates and trains qualified describers. 520-631-6253
VSA Minnesota 0 Minneapolis, MN Assists and publicizes AD, ASL, and other access services at MN arts events
612-332-3888; 800-801-3883
VSA Texas 0 Austin, TX Provides AD for live theater, dance, art events and first run feature movies in Austin, and promote AD in San Antonio through ACCESS San Antonio
XTracks 4 Los Angeles, CA Provides Descriptive Video / AD, Spanish SAP, Foreign Dubbing, Audio Versioning and Mastering Facilities, Restoration, Music Replacement, and Xtraction audio separation technology

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