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Our Mission and Projects

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Audio Description Project (ADP) works to promote and advocate for the use of high-quality Audio Description in television, movies, performing arts, museums, educational materials and other venues where the presentation of visual media is critical to the understanding and appreciation of the content.  Eight committees oversee the operation of this project.

ADP Services and Programs

- Biennial ADP Conference, including the Mentoring Program

- ADP Awards, including the BADIE (Benefits of Audio Description in Education) contest

- Information and Referral, including:  the ADP website with Audio Described Program Listings (television, DVDs, streaming services),
   Directory of Audio Description venues (Performing Arts, Film, Museums), and the Audio Description Discussion Group

- Social Media -- Facebook page and Twitter feed

- Community Outreach, Education, and Training

- Special Programs promoting Audio Description, e.g., The White House AD tour, national broadcast of description
   for presidential inaugurations, select description projects for museums, performing arts and film

Advocacy

- Legislative – Federal, State, and Local

- Governmental and Regulatory – FCC, DOJ and the National Endowment for the Arts

- Corporate and Foundation

- Peer Support

- Individual Consumers

- International Leadership on behalf of Audio Description Consumers

- Creation of a Certification Process for Description Producers/Writers/Voicers based on ACB’s consumer-focused Guidelines and Best Practices

Objectives

- Visit our About Us page for current objectives and annual reports.

Updated Feb 28, 2020