How does one enjoy a video program when one cannot see well enough to understand the scene settings or the actions? You paint a mental picture for them using Described Video. The key is writing the narrative and delivering it in a limited amount of time to maximize the connection between the consumer and the story. And who better to do that then those educated in and practicing in the broadcasting profession. Combine that with the expert Indelible team to Voice Record and edit the sound track and you have the perfect combination to leave a lasting impression.
Described Video is a narrated description of a program’s main visual elements, such as settings, actions, costumes, body language and scene changes. The description is added during pauses in dialogue, and enables people who are blind or have low vision to form a mental picture of the program. The DV is carried on secondary audio tracks that can be enabled in most cable box audio settings.
It works best and is predominately used for pre-recorded programs, such as dramas and documentaries. For people who are blind or have low vision, described video and audio description makes media like TV programs and web videos more accessible.
There are over 21 million vision restricted people in the United States and over 1.5 million in Canada. Even with the efforts of advocacy groups and mandated described video, entertainment with video description is far from universal. In 2010, the FCC introduced the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act which not only mandates more hours of audio description, but also includes an escalating requirement each year. Canada's CRTC has similar legislation.
Segment prepared for “Left Behind (2014)”, courtesy of Stoney Lake Entertainment.