Hearing is Seeing with audio description
Like the title suggests audio description is a novel way for visually impaired people (who are blind, have low vision, or cognitive disabilities) to enjoy watching a movie, a TV show, or any visual media by giving them a narration of what’s happening on the screen. It is also called video description or descriptive video. It helps them process visual information better.
Audio Description, AD in short, works by inserting an additional audio track in the film, TV show, or any visual media. It narrates scene changes, actions, and important visual elements conveyed through dialogues or sound effects. It might include details about the characters, settings, and actions taking place on the screen. AD is a boon for the visually impaired or blind people as it provides an inclusive experience for them to enjoy the content.
AD is created by trained professionals who watch the content and record the narration of key visual elements on a separate Audio Track. It is precisely timed to fit it in between the dialogues and sound effects of the main content. This separate Audio Track is played alongside with the regular audio track and is made accessible through a separate hearing device or app.
AD service is becoming the new norm in reaching a wider audience for video content creators across the world. It plays a crucial role in ensuring people with visual disabilities get fully engaged with and enjoy a wide range of media and cultural experiences.
At TakingTypeCaptions, Audio Description is not just a service, but a mission to give individuals with visual disabilities an engaging and inclusive experience.