People who are blind or have low vision REALLY love to watch movies! It's true! Descriptive audio is a spoken explanation of the action going on in a television show, movie, or even a live event. Descriptive audio is even used in museum exhibits and tours. The possibilities are endless.
Here are some things to look for on a dvd to know it contains descriptive audio content.
Audio description on a disc is listed under Languages on the back cover of the dvd case as English Audio Description, English Descriptive Audio, or English DVS. Remember, Directors's Cuts or Unrated versions sometimes do not have description. Special Features rarely contain description.
- English Audio Description
- English Descriptive Audio
- English DVS
Sometimes symbols are used on the back of the dvd case. Shown below are some common symbols.
Check out the Audio Description Project for great information about audio description!
Audio Description Project (direct link).
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Demonstrating Viadrop to blind and low vision groups gives us a unique opportunity to learn daily living "life hacks" to increase accessibility and independence at home. It's important to be comfortable in a living space and to be able to do things for oneself. We've got a short list of some of the more common things that our blind/low vision friends do around the house to make things easier.
Pump foam soap dispensers
Using tactile bumps/felt dots to label smooth surfaces
Audio recipes burned to compact discs
We welcome any additional comments that you have for daily accessibility!