Poetry in Motion: A new kind of Audio Description

I realise a lot of traditional Audio Description leaves the user wanting a bit more. Manuals and style guides for describers usually contain a lot of rules about what kind of language should be used (or avoided) and what kind of tone should be struck by the...

Wide Angle Film Festival

I’m delighted to be describing the line-up of wonderful shorts for this year’s Wide Angle Film Festival (previously known as Access All Areas Film Festival). Jacqueline and the team at the Bardic Studio have put together another winner of a festival,...

What’s In A Name?

When it comes to AD, a name can be, well, just about everything. There’s really no way to describe things without naming them, and this applies to people too. I recently described a film where, for stylistic reasons, the writer had chosen not to give the...

AD in Australia – Where it’s at

Check out this article in Policy Forum by Katie Ellis, an author and senior research fellow at Curtin University. It’s a great overview of AD in Australia and the government legislation (or lack thereof) in this particular aspect of media accessibility. Read...

Audio Description – A User’s Response

It’s great when AD-users publicly weigh in on their experiences of Audio Description in action, because even though AD producers are sometimes lucky enough to get useful praise or criticism from consumers, it’s usually privately offered and can therefore...

An Audio Description love story

Films have been audio described for decades now, but rarely do we get a film ABOUT Audio Description, or in this case, about an audio describer. ‘Radiance’, the new offering from Japanese film-maker Naomi Kawase, is just that, and what’s more it...