16 Feb 2021 David Titmus

VITAC ebook Spotlights the Requirements, Growing Demand for Audio Description

Cover of VITAC Audio Description ebook showing a recording microphone in a studioA new ebook from VITAC puts the focus on audio description and the process of creating high-quality descriptions for programs in a variety of media and entertainment sectors.

Our “Audio Description 101” ebook, available now for download, looks at, among other things, the ins and outs of audio description, how described content is used to help viewers, what information is described, and where to find audio described programming. It’s designed as an introduction for those new to audio description, but also contains key rules and regulations in the United States and Canada for more experienced providers to consider.

Audio description makes video content more accessible by inserting narrated descriptions of a program’s key visual elements during natural pauses in the program’s dialogue, ensuring that individuals who are blind or with low vision can better understand and appreciate a program.

Growing in popularity, it is available on many television and streaming media programs, in theaters and cinemas, and in museums, galleries, national parks, and travel tours.

For the past 35 years, VITAC has been the leader in media and communications accessibility, featuring the most professional, highly skilled employees, 24/7 client support, and a secure, technically sophisticated infrastructure. When you choose VITAC’s services, you receive the highest quality product with unmatched customer service. Whether you need audio description, live or prerecorded captioning, translation, subtitling, or all of the above, you can count on us for all your accessibility solutions.

Click here to read our free ebook and to learn more about how VITAC can help your company.