Audio Description (aka Video Description)

Audio description, often called video description, makes your content accessible to people who are blind or low-vision.  Audio description offers blind and low-vision audiences the opportunity to enjoy television or film programming. It is a narrative description of onscreen actions, visual cues such as characters and costumes, and text appearing in graphics or the video. The track can be found on a secondary audio channel available on most television sets, accessible through the television’s menu. VITAC’s audio description experts, with over 20 years’ experience, provide this service to national networks, government agencies, and video producers.

The FCC requires video description be provided by the top 5 broadcast networks and top 5 non-broadcast networks.  Section 508 requires government video to be described. VITAC provides this service to both producers and networks, offering:

  • Professionally trained script writers: All audio description scripts are written by professionals with years of experience in the industry.
  • Voice talent suited to the video, consistent through series.
  • Engineering and QC by both blind and sighted description experts: Once the professional voice track is recorded, it is then mixed by a team of professional audio engineers, checked and double-checked by both sighted and blind professionals for completeness and clarity.
  • All work created by people, not automation software.

See our sample above, created with the help of VITAC partner Audio Description Associates, LLC.

Contact us or request a quote to learn how VITAC can help you add description to your video.