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Audio Description Services Outside the USA

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Consumer and Commercial Services

On this page we list all the individual, organization, and corporate services that we know about outside the USA that are involved with audio description, provided the organization has validated the information in the previous three years.  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.  Listing on this page does not imply an endorsement of any kind from the American Council of the Blind or the Audio Description Project, and we reserve the right to not list or remove a listing that we feel false or misleading in any way.

Want to be listed here or update/verify your information?  Contact the webmaster!  Latest Update Oct 21, 2020.

Canada - Consumer and Commercial Services

Organization Location Services Contact
AMI 0 Toronto Video description for movies and television www.ami.ca
800-567-6755
Email AMI
Beyond Description Sound Services 9 Vancouver, BC Audio Description/Descriptive Video for all media including television, movies, theatrical releases and online content. Also special VO commentary for Extra features and podcasts. beyonddescription.ca
Facebook
Described Video Canada 8 Hamilton Audio description (described video) for film, television and web content, in English and French www.describedvideocanada.com
905-818-9414
Email Described Video
Descriptive Video Works 0 Vancouver Descriptive video www.descriptivevideoworks.com
604-542-9894
866-818-3897 (toll free)
Email Descriptive Video Works
Difuze Inc. 9 Toronto Descriptive Video / Closed Captioning / Subtitling / Language Dubbing / Conversions and Transfers www.themediaconcierge.com
416-778-5500
Email Defuze
Forest Arts 0 Ontario Audio description for live theatre and events, video, galleries and museums forestellarts.wixsite.com/forestell-arts
613-484-7488
Email Michelle Dorey Forestell
JDescribe 0 Toronto Provider of Described Video/Audio Narration service for Broadcast programming. www.jdescribe.com
416-997-7267
Email JDescribe
John Hauber Productions 0 Toronto Descriptive video services descriptivevideoproductions.com
416-823-5492
Email John
Live Describe 0 Toronto, Stratford, ON Live on-location Audio Description for theatre, dance, opera, live events, conferences and any other form or medium www.livedescribe.ca
416-879-3416
Email Live Describe
Sette Postproduction 9 Montreal Descriptive video / Closed Captioning / Subtitling / Translation / Dubbing www.sette.com
514-380-8503
Email Sette Postproduction
Superior Description 0 Toronto, ON Descriptive Audio including Audio Description, Described Video and Audio guides. www.superiordescription.com
Email Superior Description
Valerie H Productions 8 Toronto More than a decade of providing audio description (described video) for TV, movies, and web content. Creator of the Movies For the Blind podcast. www.valerie-h.com
Email Valerie
Twitter: @movies4theblind
VocalEye Descriptive Arts0 Vancouver Provides live description of theatre, arts and cultural events www.vocaleye.ca
604-364-5949
Email VocalEye Descriptive Arts

United Kingdom - Consumer and Commercial Services

Organization Location Services Contact
Access London Theatre 0 London Consolidated listing of all audio described London theatrical performances officiallondontheatre.com/access/audio/
020 7557 6751 (recording)
Beachbog's Audio Description Diary Edinburgh, Scotland Database of audio description activity in Scotland.  [We are unable to determine the owner, since the email on the website is invalid; however, we are leaving the site listed because it appears to be updated frequently.] www.adscot.org.uk
Go Phrazy Studios 0 London Audio Description, captioning, and other services, specializing in cultural adaptation for media content in 150+ languages. gophrazy.com
+44 (0)20 3514 2432
Email Go Phrazy
Prime Focus Technologies 0 London Audio description and captioning services. www.primefocustechnologies.com
+44 20 3794 3344
Email Prime Focus UK
Red Bee Media Multi-country See details below ...  
RNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind People 0 London Everything you need to know about audio description and where it is available www.rnib.org.uk
0303 123 9999
Email RNIB 
Sensor Media 0 London Audio description, voiceover, and subtitles across all platforms, from TV, Film and DVD to live theatre and corporate video sensormediahub.com
+44 (0) 7961 430393
Email Sensor Media
VocalEyes 0 London Provides access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people through both live and recorded audio description www.vocaleyes.co.uk
020 7375 1043
Email VocalEyes UK

AD in Other Countries - Consumer and Commercial Services

Organization Location Services Contact
Association française d'audiodescription 0 France General information site about audio description in France audiodescriptionfrance.wordpress.com (French)
Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd 0 Auckland, NZ Live, written and recorded audio description in English and Te Reo Maori including short film, museum, gallery and outdoor tours, civic events, theatre, ballet, contemporary dance, music events, floor plans and conferences. On Facebook
+64 210 358513
Email Audio Described Aotearoa
Bayerischer Rundfunk 0 Munich, Germany Audio description for TV, movies, DVDs, and streaming www.br.de/hoerfilme
+49-89-5900-26027
Email Bayerischer Rundfunk
Fran Mathey Description Services 9 Australia Freelance AD provider for local and international film, TV, web content and live events, trained to UK standards and with over 10 years experience across a diverse range of media. Fran Mathey Description Services
+61 (0)427 773 317
Email Fran Mathey
Jess Curtis/Gravity 0 San Francisco, CA, serving Berlin, Germany Provides audio description and haptic access tours, specializing in live dance performance.  Also provides service in Berlin, Germany. www.jesscurtisgravity.org/access
Email Jess
Mixwerk 8 Berlin, Germany Audio description for corporate movies, elearning, television, dubbing, voiceover in 20 languages www.mixwerk.com (5 languages)
+49 30 29007959
Email Mixwerk
Prime Focus Technologies 0 Mumbai, India Audio description and captioning services. www.primefocustechnologies.com
+91 22 6178 5555
Email Prime Focus India
Red Bee Media 9 UK, Spain, France, Netherlands, Australia Provides audio description, pre-recorded captioning and live captioning services for broadcast and online Red Bee Media
+44 (0)20 8495 5000
Email Red Bee Media
RuFilms 0 Moscow, Russia Audio description (described video) for film, television and web content, closed captioning, translation and subtitling www.rusubtitles.com
avkozulyaev@rusubtitles.com
Email RuFilms
ShazaCin Accessible Media 0 Durban, South Africa Audio Description Services Email ShazaCin Accessible Media
083 253 9870
WhatsApp: 081 253 4234
Stichting Komt het Zien! 9 The Netherlands Live audio description for theatre and circus shows. Description equipment + audio describers. www.komthetzien.nl
+31 513 650 681
Email Stichting Komt het Zien
Syntolkning Nu (Audio Description Now) 0 Sweden Live, written and recorded Audio description, voiceover, and subtitles across all platforms, from TV, Film and DVD to live theatre and corporate video.  As a nonprofit organization we arrange live out- and indoor AD all around Sweden. www.syntolkning.se
www.syntolkcentralen.se
+46 (0)31-360 8445
Email Syntolkning Nu
In Swedish on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

8 = listing information verified in 2018
9 = listing information verified in 2019
0 = listing information verified in 2020