Ensuring Video Accessibility With Audio Description Services

Our audio description services aim to enrich the video experience of the visually impaired. We provide the best narratives at competitive prices for a quick turnaround time.

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What are Audio Description Services? What is Described?

Create audio descriptions that are compatible with the video pertains to the exactness of the visual aspects of a video to enable content engagement for the visually impaired and low vision. The primary purpose behind such a description is to make the video content like television programs accessible for those with eyesight problems.

Audio narratives describe the scenes, emotions, and elements of visual media for the audience with weak vision.

An audio descriptive service describes every element on the screen, including the

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Visual cues
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Body language
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so that the viewers can resonate with the character. Just like captioning, which aids the deaf and hearing impaired, audio descriptions are created specifically for those with vision problems.
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Why Audio Description is Important for Greater Engagement?

Visuals with audio descriptions significantly influence the content experience of the visually impaired thus making it one of the foremost reasons why audio descriptions are necessary for enhanced content engagement of the visually challenged. Our narratives are synchronized with the highest quality in mind to enrich the experience of the blind.

We follow a professional audio description process to curate narratives in Spanish, English, Russian, and many other major languages.

Our descriptions also help people with autism to better understand the social and emotional cues conveyed through facial expressions.

Some other reasons why a narration for the video may be required include:

list arrow It can serve as a pedagogical tool for developing the vocabulary of kids
list arrow Just like captions, descriptions also improve the accessibility of the content to a large extent
list arrow It enhances the flexibility of viewership for the users in environments with visual disturbances
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Who Benefits from Audio Description and Narration?

1. Individuals with Visual Impairments

Enhanced Accessibility

Audio Description services provide a crucial bridge for individuals with visual impairments, including those who are blind or have low vision. By offering detailed verbal descriptions of visual elements in media and live performances, these services enable this audience to fully engage with and enjoy content that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Greater Inclusion

These services foster inclusivity, ensuring visually impaired people can participate in cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences alongside their sighted peers.

2. Educational Settings

Learning Support for Students with Visual Impairments

A diverse team of audio describers recording audiobook in multiple languages.

In educational contexts, Audio Description can be a vital tool for students with visual impairments. It helps them access and understand visual materials, from educational videos to live demonstrations, enhancing their learning experience.

Diverse Learning Styles Accommodation

Audio Description also benefits students who prefer auditory learning. It can help them better grasp complex visual concepts by providing detailed auditory cues.

3. Entertainment Industry

Broader Audience Reach

For the entertainment industry, including film, television, and theater, Audio Description services expand their audience reach. By making content accessible to those with visual impairments, producers can tap into a wider, more diverse audience.

Compliance with Accessibility Regulations

In many regions, providing Audio Description is beneficial and a regulatory requirement. Compliance helps avoid legal issues and promotes a positive public image.

4. Museums and Public Exhibitions

Enhanced Visitor Experience

Museums and exhibitions can use Audio Descriptions to make their displays more accessible and engaging for visually impaired visitors, enriching their experience.

Educational Outreach

These services also support educational outreach efforts, helping museums and cultural institutions to serve a more diverse audience.

5. Elderly Population

Support for Age-Related Visual Impairments

As people age, they often experience a decline in vision. Audio Description can help the elderly engage with various media and live events, ensuring they continue to enjoy these experiences.

Audio Description services are a powerful tool for inclusion and accessibility, catering to various needs and preferences. If you have a specific context, I'd be happy to delve into how Audio Description can be particularly beneficial there.

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How Does Audio Description Work? How Are They Created?

We follow the best audio description production process for curating near-perfect results for clients. A highly specialized visual translator goes through your video files and writes the description script after analyzing the visual aspects of the video. Once the script is ready, a voice artist records the narration in the language that the customer requires.

Our voice artists ensure the tone and pitch match the described video in its originality.

Once the recording is ready, the audio track is carefully synced with the natural pauses in the original video to make it comprehensible for those with low vision and visual impairment. Our editors follow quality control measures to craft the narrative so that it does not overlap with the dialogues in the video.

We adhere to ISO standards for closed captioning and audio described content to deliver successful results. Do we comply with relevant laws and standards for audio description? Yes, our audio description services adhere to all relevant laws and accessibility standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and WCAG guidelines.

What is the Purpose of Audio Description Services?

Audio description is an essential requirement today for improving the accessibility of videos for those with low vision. Just as closed captioning aids the hearing impaired, a video description enhances the tv or media viewing experience of the blind.

Our audio narratives are useful for experiencing content in an eyes-free manner, like podcasts.

By crafting high-quality and professional audio narratives, our company strives to do its bit and promote the cause of the American Foundation for the Blind in improving the content access for viewers with vision problems. If you want to find audio description providers Ala professional services at affordable rates then Vanan Services is the name.

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Who are our audio describers?

Our audio describers are a dedicated team of trained professionals with a passion for accessibility. With a deep understanding of visual interpretation and a keen sense of storytelling, they are skilled in capturing and conveying the essence of visual content. Committed to accuracy and precision, our describers make media more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.
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Extended Audio Description Services to Match All Needs

If the original video does not have enough existing gaps, our team can strategically expand the video by inserting temporary pauses which creates an extended version of your media and allows the description to be added successfully. Extended audio narrations are helpful to companies who wish to improve the reach of their content to a lot of viewers. Can we handle large volumes of content? Absolutely, our team is well-equipped to handle large volumes of content. Our audio describers, editors, & project managers deliver high-quality audio descriptions, irrespective of the project's size.

An extended audio description service can be beneficial for the following:

list arrow In film and tv shows where the action, dialogues, and scenes change rapidly.
list arrow For presentations or educational description media with plenty of photos, data, and other information.
list arrow For corporate training materials, corporate videos, and presentations

Audio Description With Compliance to Various State Laws

Video producers and broadcasters must provide audio narratives as per the rules laid by entities such as the Federal Communications Commission, National Federation, and federal laws. By complying with those legal requirements, they can avoid any potential lawsuits.

We make sure that all our audio descriptions are meant to enable a greater experience for listeners while being 100% compliant to active laws like;

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Under this law people with disabilities have equal rights as the others. Under title III of the Act, people with disabilities cannot be discriminated in places of public accommodation.
Rehabilitation Act Section (508) and (504)
This law came into effect in 1998 and requires accessible technology for those with disability. As per the act, media description must be provided for all media.
21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)
This act was signed in 2010, requiring that all communication technologies must be made available for those with disabilities. The Federal Communication Commission also proposed that audio description must be provided by all broadcasters for specific number of hours per quarter.
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We Deliver Precise Narratives When You Work With Us

Being a reputed media solutions provider in the US, we are committed to delivering high-quality audio narratives for our clients. When you choose us as your media partner, we strive to offer industry-leading narratives that appeal to the viewers and retain content engagement all the way through. We provide audio description services that are customized to suit the requirements of your content whether they are TV programs, films, or ads.

Our editors, scriptwriters, and content creators work in close collaboration to follow a strict production process that ensures the final video is perfectly in sync with the original.

As an audio description company we provide the most accurate audio narratives, just like our closed captions, to make your movies highly accessible. How long does it take to add audio descriptions to a video? The time to add audio descriptions varies based on video length and complexity, but we typically deliver within 2 business days for standard projects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our professionals first assess the video and links sent by the clients before writing the script. Once the script is ready, a description in a video program is added to the secondary audio program channel. In the case of streaming multimedia, we add audio speech by synchronizing it with the visual track. We offer 100% human-recorded narratives without using the synthetic voice.

A descriptive video service is carried out by an audio description provider. It is a form of audio-visual translation for the visually impaired and blind viewers. It enables those with low vision to know what is going on in the video with the help of a narration.

Our audio description services are the most affordable in the industry. The cost of a project varies according to the complexity, volume, language, etc. To get a quote for your project you can contact our support team.

An audio script is the written narrative of the visual elements of a video. The narrative includes details about the character, costumes, lights, background, etc.

Several streaming services offer narratives for their content with an aim to improve the accessibility of the content. Streaming giants like Netflix, HBO, Apple TV+, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Hulu etc., are among the top names offering audio description.

This project is an American Council of the Blind initiative to enhance the experience of the visually weaker section of the society. It encourages a high-quality audio narrative for films, TV, theatre, educational material, corporate visuals, etc. Similar to our closed captions, we provide audio services to contribute to this noble project for the visually challenged section of our society.