Audio Description (AD) provides a verbal version of the visual: the visual is made verbal, aural, and oral. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative.
AD narratives/techniques are used in: recorded tours of visitor centers, in the pauses between dialogue or critical sound elements in video, and presentations by docents or guides to make contact with the public more accessible and enjoyable.
The mission of the American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ADP) is to boost levels of description activity and disseminate information on that work throughout the nation, sponsoring a broad range of activities designed to build awareness of audio description among the general public as well as its principal users, people who are blind or have low vision.
Audio Description Solutions is a full-service audio description (or video description) provider. We write, edit, narrate and record objective descriptions of the visual elements of training and informational video programs and other multimedia products. List of clients and projects available upon request.
The nonprofit National Captioning Institute (NCI) provides the highest quality captioning, subtitling and language translation services for television, government agencies, DVDs, Webcasts, and audio-visual presentations used in parks and recreation facilities. NCI provides fast flexible service and technical support at competitive prices.
CaptionMax is dedicated to making all media accessible to all people. Specializing in captioning, subtitling, audio decription, and encoding. CaptionMax is the leading expert in providing media solutions for all the largest networks and film producers worldwide- including MTV, NBC, HBO, and Sony. The company's services support educational programs, live news broadcasts and popular home entertainment, such as "American Idol," "The Office," and "Nightline."
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This handheld audio technology provides affordable and interactive audio description and audio interpretative tours. Easily add audio description, languages, narrative, bird vocalization and more to new or existing exhibits, trails, maps and other materials. Create and manage your own audio and content or ask us for support. Sites currently using the Discovery Pen include museums, zoos, botanical gardens, trails, and historical buildings.
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