Videos should be produced and delivered in ways that ensure that all members of the audience can access their content. An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description.
Audio descriptions are provided in a separate narrative audio track that describes important visual content, making it accessible to people who are unable to see the video. Individuals who are blind can understand much of a video’s content by listening to its audio. However, if a video includes content that is only presented visually (e.g., on-screen text or key actions that are not obvious from the audio) this visual information must be described in order to be accessible to people who are unable to see it.
We provide our clients with two options – either an audio file with soundtrack and description mixed together or an audio-described version of the video, with the described audio replacing the original program audio. In either case, these can be made available to viewers by announcing that the video is “Also available with the audio description”, where “audio description” is a link to the described version.