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Audio description

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Audio description is an explanation for visually impaired or blind people of television, dance, opera, movies, museums or other visual art.[1] A narrator makes a description of what's happening, usually when nobody is talking.

The first talking picture ever shown especially for the blind was a 1929 screening of Bulldog Drummond for members of the New York Association for the Blind and New York League for the Hard of Hearing, which had a live description for the visually-impaired people.[2]

Descriptive video service which was started by the Public Broadcasting Service is used for the DVDs of certain movies as part of the audio description.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zdenek, Sean (2015), "5. Captioned Irony", Reading Sounds, University of Chicago Press, pp. 141–182, doi:10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.003.0005, ISBN 9780226312781, retrieved 2022-04-08
  2. Ellis, Katie (2019-02-01). Disability and Digital Television Cultures: Representation, Access, and Reception. Routledge. ISBN 9781317627845.
  3. "The Development of the Descriptive Video Service". www2.edc.org. Retrieved 2022-04-08.