Audio Description (AD) helps people with sight loss to watch and enjoy films. The soundtrack includes a professional narration that explains what is happening on screen when characters aren’t speaking. Hampshire Libraries have a complete set of 100+ videos of popular films with an RNIB audio description.
An increasing number of DVDs now give you the option of selecting audio description. You can see whether a DVD has audio description by checking the information on the back of the box. It will be listed as an optional audio or language track as either:
- Audio Described English
- Audio Description
- Audio Descriptive Track
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The range of titles includes both adult and family viewing and no special equipment is needed other than an ordinary DVD player.
The RNIB has a list of DVD titles with audio description.