Audio Description (AD) -- uses words to help people who are blind or have low vision participate in visual culture. And for sighted people, AD can focus attention and make for a richer viewing experience.
This site is about AD for written forms like audio tours or virtual web sites, (not AD for film, video, or live presentation). Combining AD with language for the ear, the emotional power of sound, and friendly narration can help museums and other cultural organizations meet the legal, moral, and curatorial challenges of providing access and inclusion for all audiences.
In this web site, Lou Giansante, an award-winning scriptwriter, producer and voice of audio tours for adults and children, shares his experience and offers advice on writing successful audio description for museum exhibitions, historical and cultural sites, and virtual web tours.
For many years he collaborated with Art Beyond Sight, and produced its web sites New York Beyond Sight and American Art.
Visit Art Beyond Sight for more about audio description, especially how to use audio description in live settings like group tours with blind or visually impaired museum visitors.