Test: Do you know what it’s like to watch TV when you can’t see? Today is the 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), celebrated on the third Thursday of May. It’s an important day, aimed at getting everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. Digital access… Continue Reading Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
It's finally here: April 16, 2021, the second annual Audio Description Awareness Day. It's a big day at Descriptive Video Works; here’s why. They say "a picture is worth a thousand words". But what if you can’t see the picture? No matter what kind of visual media you’re creating--a corporate… Continue Reading It’s Audio Description Awareness Day 2021!
By Rhys Lloyd, Studio Head, Descriptive Video Works The establishment of the Entertainment Globalization Association has been a source of great excitement in the entertainment industry. EGA members share a foundational value that entertainment localization should be treated with the same care and level of engagement as the original content.… Continue Reading Describe Everything
We blazed a trail showcasing live AD and more Despite the challenges, 2020 was a big year for us. Not only for our audio description (AD) production teams at Descriptive Video Works, but also for accessible producers: broadcasters, filmmakers, animators, video streaming services, online education, corporate service providers, and video… Continue Reading A look back at 2020
Teaching online? Add audio description. Make learning accessible so students of all abilities can learn anywhere, anytime. Today, more than 60% of the world’s students are learning at home. The Covid-19 Pandemic is limiting or temporarily closing educational institutions everywhere to help contain virus spread. Now, students of all ages… Continue Reading Make learning accessible with audio description
Today is Audio Description Awareness Day. Take the Challenge and try AD. Tell us about it. Here’s the challenge: If you are a blind or visually impaired person and know a sighted person who doesn’t know about audio description (AD) or if you are sighted and know a vision-impaired person… Continue Reading Happy Audio Description Awareness Day!
This article is part of the Audio Description series by Fred Brack, Webmaster for the Audio Description Project. In 2002, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that major broadcast television networks and the largest cable television networks must provide a certain number of hours of audio described television shows each quarter… Continue Reading How to access audio description for television