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!
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!
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
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
On December 3, 2020, Descriptive Video Works (DVW) announced its appointment as the newest member of the Trusted Partner Network (TPN). TPN is a global, industry-wide film and television content protection initiative. The TPN helps companies prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of their customers’ movies and television shows prior to… Continue Reading Descriptive Video Works joins Trusted Partner Network
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!
DV, or Descriptive Video helps teach students of all ages and abilities. You may have heard of Descriptive Video for TV. How it helps thousands of people with visual impairments and blindness watch TV and film. But there’s more: Descriptive Video is an useful teaching tool too. Descriptive Video helps students… Continue Reading Descriptive Video Helps All Students
More access to audio description is needed worldwide. There are 285 million people who are blind or vision impaired that need this type of service to enjoy television, film and much more. Unfortunately, many do not have access to audio description services. You may think that access to television or… Continue Reading More Access to Audio Description is Needed Worldwide