Audio description for the blind or visually impaired
Audio description is often described as closed captioning for the blind. It is common today to see audio description used in theatres and museums to describe the key visual elements. At Mediapolis, we use audio description to describe the visuals in videos.
Audio description (AD), also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media.
AD includes watching the video and describing the scene. The narration of this text is then recorded and the timeline is re-edited to include this secondary voiceover. In most cases the scenes in the video need to be longer to incorporate a secondary voiceover that describes the video. Online platforms don’t have a good way of displaying AD like closed captioning to turn on/off the audio description. In most cases, a second video is uploaded with the audio description.
We look forward to working with you on your next project that needs audio description. Contact Mediapolis today to get started.
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