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Services Involved With Audio Description

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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, 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 Sep 23, 2019.

NOTE!  "Location" is rarely important; most organizations work remotely.    
Organization Location Services Contact
3Play Media 7 Boston, MA Provides audio description and captioning services 3PlayMedia
Access Virginia 9 Newport News, VA Provides audio description for local performing arts theatres, plus audio description training.
Access-USA 7 Clayton, NY Production of all types of alternative format media
AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology 7 Atlanta, GA Not-for-profit, disability-focused educational organization provides audio description for media as well as captioning
ARTabilityAZ 7 Phoenix, AZ Provides AD for live theatre, dance, opera and other arts events throughout the state. Offers training for AD and coordinates the statewide list of qualified audio describers.
520-631-6253 / 602-757-8118
Arts Access 9 Raleigh, NC AD primarily of Triangle-area live theatre, plus education and information statewide
Arts for All, Inc. 7 Tucson, AZ AD primarily of local live theatre
Audio Describe Pittsburgh 7 Pittsburgh, PA Provides audio description services - including voicing, writing, recording, consulting, venue support, and technical support -- for: live performance, including opera, musicals, theatre, and dance; museum and gallery displays, including visual art exhibits, history, and science; film, television, and video, including live and recorded, and; other live events. Also provides consulting services for venues and organizations interested in developing AD programming. Service providers are experienced and trained professionals in audio description, theatre, film, voice over, audio engineering, and accessibility services for the blind and visually impaired, including audio describers trained by leaders in the industry and dedicated to providing the highest quality of services.
(412) 342-8085
Audio Description Access 7 Cincinnati, OH Audio description for live performing arts 513-703-0355 (Mike Snyder)
Audio Description Associates LLC 8 Takoma Park, MD AD for museums, perf. arts, and describer training worldwide
Audio Description Solutions 7 Altadena,CA AD for video, multimedia, theatre, museums, and exhibits, plus trains describers
Audio Description Training Retreats, LLC 9 NC Intensive participatory audio description training in a retreat setting.  Our two instructors include a professional audio describer and a consumer of audio description.  Retreats are limited to 8 participants to ensure ample practice time and feedback.  Each retreat provides 20 hours of classes. Lodging and all meals are included.
Audio Eyes, LLC 7 Northridge, CA Blind professionals producing video description for broadcast TV
Audio Journal:
Vince Lombardi 7
Worcester, MA Audio description for live theatre, video, events, galleries and museums. Have voice, will travel.
Audio Reader Service 7 Lawrence, KS Provides trained Audio Describers for live theater events, museum exhibits, and video projects in Kansas City and Lawrence
800-772-8898 (Jennifer)
AudioVision, Inc. of the Bay Area 7 San Francisco, CA Provides audio description services for live events including theater performances, museum exhibits, performance art, music, comedy, parades, meetings, and vacation tours. They also provide recorded description for video and film and offer training for new describers and organizations planning on starting their own description program.
Automatic Sync Technologies 8 USA (all work remote) Offers Audio Description and Captioning services.
B-Creative Audio and Video Describing 9 Denver, CO B-Creative Audio and Video Describing: Provides audio description including performing live description of entertainment (plays, concerts, etc.). Write description scripts for major films, prime time TV broadcasts, and online streaming providers such as Netflix, iTunes and Amazon. Describe videos and opening and closing ceremonies for conferences. Conduct audio description training of all types for individuals and groups locally and online. Provide consulting and venue support for live performances, museums and galleries.
Bill I. Larson 7 Woodbury, NJ Professional voiceover for audio description, audio book narration, commercials, animation, home automation, and retail voicework. Will work in MD, PA, and NY or remotely.
Brian Tyree 9 Phoenix, AZ Audio Description Writer and VO Producer
Bridge Multimedia 7 New York, NY Description and captioning for television, digital media, and educational technology -- all languages; full audio production capabilities, HDCAM-SR, NTSC/PAL
Bridget Melton 8 Chicago, IL Audio description for live performances and cultural events, as well as scripting and producing audio description for film or video.  Based in Chicago, IL, but able to travel to outside locations.
Bronwen Andrea Okwesa 9 Metro DC. Will also work virtually. Professional Audio Description writer, narrator and trainer, with over 15 years' experience working in the performing arts, also skills and expertise in AD for live events, exhibits, meetings/conferences and cruises; AD training and consulting; and Sighted/Human Guide techniques. Works locally (Washington DC Metro area) and remotely. 703-629-5467
CaptionMax 7 Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York Audio description for television, webcast, and DVD; multi-language Closed Captioning and Subtitling
Charles Constant 8 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 8 MD Audio Description Instructor and Access Consultant.
Darren Polish Voiceovers 7 Los Angeles, CA Voice Over Artist providing Audio Description for Feature Films for all major studios as well as Netflix Series, Documentaries, and Films. Works on-site in Los Angeles and remotely from professional home studio.
Deluxe Media 8 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
Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI) 8 Asheville, NC AD for all main stage productions at Asheville Community Theatre and other venues upon request
Descriptive Video Works 7 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 7 Winter Springs, 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 9 Charlotte, NC AD services for local organizations
704-537-0550 (Julia Sain)
Elana Centor 8 Minneapolis, MN I am a Minneapolis based audio describer with six year's experience. I currently do live theater, cultural events, educational support plus consultaion and training programs. In addition to live theater, I provide full video description services:  scripting, editing and production. 612-419-0196
Erin deWard /
deWord audio 7
Nyack, NY Audio description for filmed media (writing and voicing)
Fred Brack 9 Raleigh, NC Audio description writing and/or professional voice-over narration from home studio for pre-recorded media, exhibits, tours, or live events.
IDC (International Digital Centre) 9 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 9 NC Audio description trainer
JBI Studios - International Voice Over and Multimedia Localization 9 Los Angeles, CA JBI Studios is a one-stop solution for localization. Based in Los Angeles, California, we provide foreign voice-over, dubbing, translation, subtitles and captions, e-learning and multimedia localization.
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 7 Louiville, KY Provides AD for live theatre, museums, films, and custom recordings. 502-566-5111
LeesLightbox, Lee Kyle, Principal 7 High Point, 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 7 Rochester, NY Audio description consulting and training
Linda Ray 7 Asheville, NC Audio description training and consulting 828-505-0338
Martin Wilde 7 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.
Maryland Arts Access 7 Baltimore, MD Provides AD of live theatre and other events 410-252-7239
Matt Rygelski 8 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 7 Boston, MA Since 1972, WGBH has pioneered the development of methods and solutions to make media accessible.  The Media Access Group at WGBH provides the full range of captioning and audio description services for broadcast and cable television, DVDs, motion pictures, educational and corporate media, museums, national park venues, tours and live events.
Media Movers 7 New York, NY Audio description dubbing, subtitling, voiceovers, & production in all languages
Metropolitan Washington Ear 7 Silver Spring, MD Provides AD for live theatre, museums, films, training; Radio Reading Service; Dial-In Newspaper and Magazine Reading
Mhairi Steenbock 7 Los Angeles, CA Freelance audio describer with over 10 years of experience working within film and TV. Based in LA, recent credits include Master Chef, Master Chef Junior and Hell's Kitchen, (all for FOX).  Writes and voices and will work remotely. 310-308-0867
Michele Spitz 8 Los Angeles, CA; NYC Voiceover artist who specializes in audio description.  Can work remotely.
(415) 601-4023
MindsEye 8 Greater Saint Louis Area, MO/IL Translating Vision into Audio. Provides Audio Description for live performing arts, museums, cultural events, and visual media; consultation for program development and training new describers.
Mind's Eye Audio Productions 7 Madison, WI Audio Description; Video Description; Voice-over talent; Languages; Audio production services
NaJor Productions 8 Indianapolis, IN Audio description with full video and audio production and editing capabilities. We handle all forms of television, film, and video content, including complex STEM subjects for educational or technical productions. We use professional voice talent, writers, and STEM consultants to ensure maximum quality at all stages of production.
Narrative Television Network Tulsa, OK Video description for TV and movies
National Captioning Institute (NCI) Described Media 7 Chantilly, VA Description for TV, DVDs, Film, Gov't
One Interpreting 8 American Fork, UT Providers of American Sign Language Interpreting, Real-Time Captioning (CART), Captions/Subtitles for Videos, and Audio Description for the Visually Impaired. This may take the form of remote simultaneous interpretation, remote spoken language interpreting in 53+ languages, remote ASL video interpreting, Remote Real-Time captioning, and/or Remote Simultaneous Audio Description. One Interpreting also may provide recording of events and transcription. Use one or bundle multiple services as needed.
Our Ability, Inc. 7 Glenmont, NY Full audio description services available for video production 518-429-9256
Pamela Hall 9 Ventura, CA Experienced writer of audio description for many National Park Service sites. 310.570.8946
Patricia Shanks 9 Los Angeles, CA Professional voice talent experienced in audio description, commercials, ADR, narration, e-learning, radio drama and more. Emmy Award-winning writer for your scripting needs. On-camera host and TV news segment anchor.
Point.360 9 Burbank, CA Post-Production company that's been servicing the major studios, broadcasters, and content providers for nearly 40 years. Offering full Audio Description Services (writing, voicing, mixing, rendering) in English and Latin Spanish, as well as Captioning services in 40+ languages. Point.360 adheres to all FCC Guidelines as well as the individual technical specs of each broadcaster and streaming portal, guaranteeing the finished product will pass QC and be ready for exhibition.
Prime Focus Technologies 9 New York, NY Audio description and captioning services.
Q Media Productions 7 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
Rebecca Williams 9 Lancaster, PA Provides audio description for local performing art venues, theatres, dance, gallery displays, history and science museums, parades, school activities/graduations, etc. I also provide audio description training. 704-604-5152
Red Bee Media 9 Atlanta, GA Provides audio description, pre-recorded captioning and live captioning services for broadcast and online Red Bee Media
Rick Jacobson 7 St Louis Park, MN AD for live theater and events throughout the Twin Cities area and beyond
SeeWriteHear 8 Scottsdale, AZ Audio description for dramatic, educational, and technical content, including college- and graduate-level STEM subjects. Full video and audio production capabilities. Experienced writers and subject-matter experts provide compelling and accurate scripting, and professional voice talent ensures appropriate clarity and tone.
SETÆ 9 North Carolina Audio Description services in Spanish and English, mainly for television, movies or other educational multimedia content.
SightlinesAD 9 Metro DC and remotely Live AD for the performing arts, public/community events, cruises, meetings and presentations; training and consulting in AD and accessibility services for the blind/visually impaired, for agencies launching AD programs and services; writing AD scripts for performances, exhibits and visual media, also handbooks/guidelines, and training manuals/modules. Eligible for U.S.government contracting assignments. Works locally (Washington DC Metro area) and remotely. 703-629-5467
See also Bronwen Andrea Okwesa
Stephanie Thomas 7 Los Angeles, CA Award winning professional voice actor (20 years) with audio description background. Available for narrating and audio description copy writing.  Audio Demo and writing samples available upon request.
Tansy Alexander 7 Los Angeles, CA Let my voice bring your project to life!  Audio Description, Commercials, Narration, Promos, Trailers, Audiobooks, Animation, IVR, ADR and more.  Quote on request.
(TDF Accessibility Programs) 7
New York, NY Offers audio description and discount tickets, among other accessibility services.  Read articles about their work at TDF1 and TDF2. TDF/TAP
Valerie H Productions 8 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.
Twitter: @movies4theblind
Video Caption Corporation 7 Burbank, CA
Stanfordville, NY
Audio Description services for all types of pre-recorded media, including broadcast, web and DVD/Blu-ray, available in English, Spanish and French. Experienced with a wide variety of content. Fully compliant with FCC, ADA, WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 requirements. We also provide English, French and Spanish Closed Captioning, Video Translation and Subtitling Services in over 60 languages, specialty scrips, and DVD/Blu-ray Authoring Services. Free consultation and quote.
View Via Headphones
(via Sight-Loss Support Group) 7
State College, PA Provides AD for live performing arts, museums, and other cultural events, plus consultation and training
Virginia Voice 9 Richmond, VA Provide live AD to theatres in the metro Richmond area
Vision Loss Connections 7 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
VITAC 8 Greenwood Village, CO National providers of video description and closed captioning for broadcast and non-broadcast media
VSA Minnesota 7 Minneapolis, MN Assists and publicizes AD, ASL, and other access services at MN arts events
612-332-3888; 800-801-3883
VSA Texas 7 Austin, TX Provides AD for live performing arts, museums and other cultural events, plus consultation for program development and training new describers; description development and voice recording for film, video and web content
WeCo Accessibility Services 7 Minneapolis, MN Provides audio description services
855-849-5050 ext. 1

Some organizations have been deleted due to information not having been updated in years and no response from the organization to update
7 = listing information verified in 2017
8 = listing information verified in 2018
9 = listing information verified in 2019