Audio Description Services

We’re living in a multimedia-led world. Video content is set to make up more than 82% of all consumer internet by 2022. 

But how can you ensure that your visually-led content is accessible to everyone?

Trust VoiceBox to provide you with Audio Description for your video content.

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What is Audio Description?

Audio Description is a form of narration that takes visual details and describes them during natural pauses in dialogue or audio.

It is an essential service for those who are blind or partially sighted in order to:

  • Enjoy different types of media and live events, such as TV and cinema or theatre
  • Participate in video conferencing where presentation platforms or video content are used
  • Access cultural tours at museums, galleries or famous landmarks

How does Audio Description work?

For video media, VoiceBox sends your content to an expert audio describer, who then provides us with a transcreated script. The script, which contains details of on-screen visuals, is then sent to a second describer to edit. You can then be sent the edited transcript to suggest possible changes and approve its contents. From thereon in, we organise and record the voice over.

Here at VoiceBox, we guarantee the voice over artist chosen possesses a totally different vocal quality from those heard in the original video.

For live events, we can provide experts in live audio description upon request.

What makes VoiceBox amazing?

  • We’re multimedia experts, trusted by numerous industry-leading clients
  • We’re collaborative. We work closely with our clients to guarantee customer satisfaction and always ensure your project is completed on-time and on-budget.
  • We’re versatile. As well as having a deep understanding of accessibility, our team works in over 220 languages, meaning we can offer our services to businesses and people all over the world.

What are the current accessibility requirements?

More than ever, consumers are demanding accessibility, and rightly so. Many companies and organisations also have internal accessibility standards that they must meet.

In terms of national requirements, media regulator Ofcom has recommended that the UK Government set new requirements that Video-On-Demand (VOD) providers should be obliged to provide audio description for at least 10% of their content catalogues.
So… Are you prepared for the industry-wide move to more accessible content for everyone?