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What is Audio Description?

Also referred to as Described Video, Audio Description makes media accessible to a larger audience.

 

Primarily aimed at people living with a visual impairment, Audio Description (AD) also helps those with attention deficit or learning disabilities. 

 

Audio Description provides added stimulation for the aging population and is a welcome tool for learning new languages.  

 

Furthermore, innovative art curators use Audio Description as a mediation tool to enrich experiential art for the general public, especially with digital content.   

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