AUDIO DESCRIPTION – HOME VIDEOS

Audio Description Services for Home Videos

GetBraille.com is an innovative online platform that is dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusivity for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. One of the services offered by GetBraille.com is an audio description service that allows individuals to add audio descriptions to their home videos, making them more accessible to visually impaired friends and family members.

As someone who is visually impaired (legally blind), one of the most challenging aspects of watching a movie is understanding what is happening on the screen. Without the ability to see the visual elements of the movie, it can be challenging to follow the plot, characters, and action. This challenge also holds true for home videos, social media channels  or videos of important life events. Imagine trying to enjoy a recording of a friend or family members wedding, but not knowing who is on screen or what they are doing. What about that viral Tick Tock clip, Twitch stream or YouTube channel you’ve always wanted to fully experience but couldn’t because you’re missing out on the visual action?

An image of a nice living room with a hip ladder bookshelf, red armchair and flat screen TV. On the screen in black and white, a smiling bride, eyes closed, is in close-up, like in a jewelry commercial. A red-haired woman in a red blouse sits on the cream sofa watching the screen. Three yellow sound lines emit from the TV to match the hand-drawn yellow headphones around her head.

How does it work?

The audio description service offered by GetBraille.com is a simple and effective way to ensure that visually impaired friends and family members can enjoy home videos of important life events. Our service involves the addition of a separate audio track to the home video that describes the visual elements on screen. This includes a narration of the actions, people, and visual details of the video, allowing somebody with a visual impairment to understand and appreciate the content of the video.

Now that home videos and social media content are easily made via mobile phones and similar technology, it’s more important than ever to have audio descriptions so visually impaired family members or friends can feel included in enjoying videos of important life events.

 

An image of a chocolate Funfetti Bundt cake with candles.
Three graduation caps sit on a gym floor surrounded with confetti.

How To Get Audio Descriptions for Your Home Videos

When you work with GetBraille.com to describe your home videos, the professionally recorded audio description track is added to your video, creating an accessible and inclusive version of the content.

Here’s how our process works:

Step One: Send us your video

To utilize our audio description service, upload your home video or social media content to GetBraille.com using the “Contact Us Form” and explain a bit about your audio description needs.

Step Two: Create your script

A professional audio describer from GetBraille.com will work with you to create a script for a descriptive narration track which will be professionally recorded by our team. This audio description will interspersed between any dialog in your video so as to not detract from the overall content. 

In order to properly describe your video, we will require information about the subject matter. If the video is scripted, providing a copy of the script along with the movie is helpful. If your content is unscripted, providing a key to identify the people and locations featured in your video will assist in proper creation of descriptive narration. This key may be composed of picture and name pairs for accurate personalized description.

What types of video files are accepted?

We accept videos for audio description in digital video formats only. Accepted file types include:

  • MP4
  • MOV
  • WMV
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • F4V
  • MKV
  • SWF

Step Three: Download your accessible video

We’ll provide you with a temporary link to download your described content. Your video will be rendered in the highest quality MP4 possible. Other file formats or resolutions can be provided upon request. 

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