what is audio description? | wevoices

Audio description is a service provided to blind and partially 

sighted people who attend theatre, cinema, art exhibitions 


The visual aspects of an event are described in a clear and 

concise manner in order for the user to have a full access to 


There are audio description options on some satellite 

television channels and in some cinemas.

In theatre, cinema and street theatre the description is usually 

received by means of a headset worn by the user and 

delivered by the describer via a radio or infra red system

For examples of description please go to the

'Examples’ page.

© William Elliott 2020