What is audio description?

Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations such as television programs, films and live performances. During gaps in dialogue, it describes visual elements such as scenes, settings, actions and costumes..

Audio description is found on TV and DVDs as a separate language track or is accessed by using audio description equipment at a cinema or live performance.

It is particularly beneficial to people who are blind and vision impaired and people with print, learning and physical disabilities.

Watch a sample of audio description from the film The Hunger Games below (thanks to Roadshow Entertainment). A transcript of the audio description is available for those who are Deaf or hearing impaired.


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