October 24, 2023

Check Out Our New Website and Logo!

We are excited to announce that we have a new and improved website, and a redesigned logo to better serve our clients and audience.  The DVW (Descriptive Video Works) website has been updated and enhanced for accessibility for people who are blind and low vision. The simplified fonts, high contrast… Continue Reading Check Out Our New Website and Logo!
May 15, 2023

Celebrating 20 years of Descriptive Video Works!

On Thursday, May 4, Descriptive Video Works celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Granville Island Hotel, with a special evening of cocktails, memories, mingling and fun. This milestone event was attended by current and former employees, clients, partners, advisory council members, and accessibility advocates from around the world!  L-R Joel… Continue Reading Celebrating 20 years of Descriptive Video Works!
April 5, 2023

Please help us welcome Jennissary to the DVW team!

Jennissary (she/her) writes about her new role at DVW, as Producer for Live and Interactive Audio Description. About four years ago, someone made a request for sighted assistance on a gaming forum. When I responded to their request, I had no idea that it would significantly change my path (my… Continue Reading Please help us welcome Jennissary to the DVW team!
March 30, 2023

Hollywood’s Biggest Night Embraced Accessibility

The 95th annual Oscars™ celebration took place on March 12th, and this year Hollywood’s biggest night was more accessible than ever, with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, custom design for the event including ramp access for all attendees, an access guide for press and attendees, captioning, and Audio Description (AD).… Continue Reading Hollywood’s Biggest Night Embraced Accessibility
November 7, 2022

Welcome Nefertiti Matos Olivares!

Descriptive Video Works would like to welcome Nefertiti Matos Olivares to the team, as our new Workflow Manager for Quality and Inclusion, based in New York. Nefertiti comes to the role with an extensive background in Assistive Technology Instruction and Cultural Institution Accessibility.  As a blind, bilingual, Latina-American, Nefertiti is… Continue Reading Welcome Nefertiti Matos Olivares!
July 21, 2022

Audio Description Enhances My Life and Provides Equal Access 

Empish J. Thomas, a member of Descriptive Video Works' advisory council and Disability Consultant writes about her first experience with Audio Description, and what having AD means to her experience with media now. My first foray with an audio described movie was a VHS cassette tape. Remember those? The talking… Continue Reading Audio Description Enhances My Life and Provides Equal Access 
May 19, 2022

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Rhys Lloyd, Studio Head, shares his thoughts on Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the importance of inclusion and accessibility for the more than one billion people worldwide with disabilities. At Descriptive Video Works, we provide Audio Description (AD) or Described Video (DV) for TV, feature films, sports, video games, theatre,… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day
March 18, 2022

The Beijing Olympics and Paralympic Games: A Unique Perspective

Descriptive Video Works’ project manager Nate Schwartz had a unique perspective of the recent Beijing Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games. Nate worked behind the scenes, helping to organize our live describer team and managing details around events and ceremonies, but he had another very different perspective - as the brother …
November 3, 2021

A Warm Welcome to Our New Advisory Council

As a leading provider of accessible media services including Audio Description (AD), Described Video (DV), and Live Description, Descriptive Video Works aims to serve the community of blind and low vision people, and the many others that benefit from accessibility services. As we look to the future, we want to… Continue Reading A Warm Welcome to Our New Advisory Council
June 21, 2021

Show, don’t tell, in Audio Description

By Julie Anne Wight, freelance Audio Description writer I struggle with migraines, and when I get a bad one it can impact me for days. My migraines manifest in extreme photosensitivity, leaving me unable to open my eyes. During one of these periods I discovered Audio Description, or AD. A… Continue Reading Show, don’t tell, in Audio Description
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