Here’s a video that shows the difference between experiencing a video with and without audio description.
There are a growing number of first run movies and DVDs that have audio description. This link provides a listing that is updated on a regular basis. http://www.adinternational.org/movies.html
And audio description isn’t just for movies; there are a growing number of venues providing audio description.
If you go to a Disney theme park for example, they have a device that you wear for audio description. It describes visual elements such as actions, settings and schene changes and works with existing show audio at specific theme park attractions.
So as you ride “It’s a small world after all” you’ll hear what you cannot see. It’s amazing. And, you won’t have to jump out of the boat because the thought of listening to “it’s a small world after all” over and over might drive you to it.
What is Listen’s role in audio description? Our FM
products are used to transmit the audio description right to your ear. A transmitter wirelessly transmits the audio to a small receiver that connects to an earphone – it’s just like an iPod. Whether it’s a live audio description or a track off of a movie, a Listen system and audio description can help you “see” with your ears.
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