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Audio Description Services for Home Videos 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 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?


How does it work?

The audio description service offered by is a simple and effective way to ensure that visually impaired friends and family members can enjoy home videos of important life events. The 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.


With the proliferation of home videos and social multimedia made possible by mobile phones and similar technology, it is now more important than ever to create content with audio description to include visually impaired family members or friends in the enjoying of recordings of important life events. When you work with 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.


Content Requirements

To utilize our audio description service, upload your home video or social media content to using the “Contact Us Form” and explain a bit about your audio description needs. A professional audio describer from will work with you to create a script for a descriptive narration track which will be professionally recorded by our team. Note that the description comes interspersed between dialog in your video so as to not detract from the overall content.

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

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

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.

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.

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