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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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
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 …
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