Broadcast and Streaming Services

Audio Description of the highest quality

Upholding our pledge for increased access to Broadcast and Streaming programming for blind and visually-impaired viewers, Descriptive Video Works has built a team of specialists in audio description that delivers overall excellence, adhering to best practices set out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States and the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in Canada.

“Descriptive Video Works has done a wonderful job making the comedy genius of Lucille Ball accessible to the visually-impaired. Both Lucy and my father came from a radio comedy background, so much of the humour of “I Love Lucy” is in the soundtrack. But a crucial element of the show’s phenomenal worldwide success is Lucy’s physical comedy. By filling in that missing piece, described video allows the visually-impaired to experience “I Love Lucy” in a way never before possible.”

Gregg Oppenheimer
son of I Love Lucy creator Jess Oppenheimer

“I am legally blind, and recently watched a series on Netflix called “The Killing” and just wanted to say your audio description was amazing. I would love to share this with other people who are legally blind. If you have other series or shows that you have worked for, please let me know where I can find those.”

Patrick Lennon
audio description viewer

“I just finished watching “Twin Life” and was fascinated by both the documentary itself but also how inclusive it was for my son and I to watch thanks to DVW. The narration was truly excellent and allowed me to get just as much out of the program as did my sighted son. Thank you for the terrific job not only on this project but all the other work you do.”

Rob Sleath
audio description viewer

“Could not be more elated. Finished reviewing everything and really appreciate the quality and the thoughtfulness to work with a Black Non-Binary voice actor and LGBT writer on the scripts. This is really excellent and we have more projects coming up in the next year and we’d love to work with you again!”

Michael P.
assistant director, non-profit artist organization

Our achievements at work

Since 2003, Descriptive Video Works has completed more than 20,000 television shows and feature films as well as short films, documentaries and TV commercials. Our team was also the first to audio describe a silent film: Charlie Chaplin in “The Gold Rush” (1925). Productions we have worked on are accessed by millions of viewers on broadcast networks and streaming services.

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