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audio description

n
(Broadcasting) a facility provided for visually impaired people in which a film, television programme, or play is described through audio technology
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On September 19 at Sadler's Wells, English National Ballet presents its Giselle by Akram Khan with audio description as well as a preshow touch tour--a chance for audience members to feel the set, bamboo-cane props and costumes before the show, with explanations given by company dancers and other docents.
Founded in 2003 and based in Vancouver, Canada, Descriptive Video Works' highly specialised team provides audio description services for broadcast and over the top streamed programming, feature films, documentaries and live action series as well as live coverage of prime time events such as the Summer and Winter Olympics for NBC.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 14, 2019-Keywords Studios Acquires Descriptive Audio Description Services Provider Video Works
Descriptive Video Works, or DVW, provides audio description services for broadcasters and over-the-top streamed programming, films, documentaries, and live action series, as well as live events such as sports.
Among their topics are the evolution of the Universal Translator: technical device and human factor in Doctor Who and Star Trek from the 1960s to the present, mediating violence: three film portrayals of interpreters' dilemmas as participants in conflict, audio description for all: enhancing the experience of sighted viewers through visual media access services, and localization strategies in English-Chinese advertisement translation.
The number of visually impaired people who can read Braille lettering, formed of one to six dots in a range of combinations, has fallen, partly due to advances in audio description technology.
"Content with audio description has been available for some time, but only with this voice guide that reads out the schedule and current program options is it really possible for us to explore television without barriers.
A few taps later she was listening to an audio description of the movie, for the first time in her life.
Interspersed with catchy musical numbers drawing on everything from folktronica to epic ballads and the soundtracks from Hitchcock films, it cleverly incorporates audio description into the production itself by having the narrators narrate, as well as act, their experiences.
The DVS, also referred to as audio description, video description, or more precisely visual description, consists of a narrator talking through the presentation of what is happening on the screen or stage.
Visit www.unitedprivatescreening.com to learn about onboard entertainment options, watch movie trailers and filter content by language, genre, audio description and closed captioning that will be available on upcoming flights.