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:
See our sample below, 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.
The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on April 1, 2016 that would expand the requirements for audio description in the following ways:
Stay tuned to the VITAC website and blog for updates as more develops in the commission making the NPRM an official ruling.