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Beginner's Guide to Audio Description
Audio Description is an accommodation for blind and low-vision viewers.

This guide is designed to serve as your comprehensive beginner's guide to all things audio description to help you easily create accessible video content.

Topics include: 
  • Standards & Requirements of Audio Description
  • Benefits of Audio Description
  • How to Add Audio Description to Videos
  • Audio Description Laws & Lawsuits
  • What is the Cost of Audio Description?

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What is Audio Description?

Audio description, also known as descriptive audio or video description, narrates the relevant visual information contained in a video and is an accommodation for blind and low-vision viewers.

Failing to provide audio description inhibits blind and low vision individuals from gaining a complete understanding of the given program.

The description of media involves the interspersion of audio description snippets within the program’s original audio components, such as in between natural pauses in dialogue. This is to allow the individual the benefit of the description, without detracting from the existing content.


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