Recognized standard of quality in audio description

Upholding our pledge for increased access to Broadcast and Streaming programming for blind and visually-impaired viewers, Descriptive Video Works has built a team of specialists in audio description that delivers overall excellence, adhering to best practices set out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States and the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in Canada.

Seamless process

We’re specialists, that’s the difference. Our writers complete a rigorous certification process and are highly skilled to meet the unique requirements of broadcast and streaming audio description. Integral to the overall descriptive experience is the portrayal of clear and vivid details that flow from expertly written scripts and narration.

Our narrators are individually chosen with production specifications in mind. Voice and tone are well-matched with style and genre to each show. Full audio description, in English, French, and Spanish is produced in our cutting-edge studios.

Seamless process

We’re specialists, that’s the difference. Our writers complete a rigorous certification process and are highly skilled to meet the unique requirements of broadcast and streaming audio description. Integral to the overall descriptive experience is the portrayal of clear and vivid details that flow from expertly written scripts and narration.

Our narrators are individually chosen with production specifications in mind. Voice and tone are well-matched with style and genre to each show. Full audio description, in English, French, and Spanish is produced in our cutting-edge studios.

Our studios (open 24 hours, 7 days a week), can accommodate the tightest of deadlines. A seamless production process will deliver on budget and on time. Whatever the production needs, we are available to deliver to client specifications.

Our technical expertise guarantees a top quality product, a commitment we’ve made to our clients for more than 14 years.

Our achievements at work

Since 2003, Descriptive Video Works has completed more than 20,000 television shows and feature films as well as short films, documentaries and TV commercials. Our team was also the first to audio describe a silent film produced in 1925, Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush. These productions are accessed by millions of viewers on broadcast networks and streaming services.

Our expertise is also evident in our Live description and other forms of corporate and multimedia.

OVERALL EXCELLENCE

“It’s such a pleasure dealing with Descriptive Video Works. Not only is the quality of the product great, but your concern for the project shines through in your work. I will always appreciate how flexible you were when last-minute changes occurred. Thank you for always taking the attitude of trying to make my life easier!  Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your hard work and quick turnarounds for us. I will never forget how you saved us from missing deliveries!”

Julie Bannon,
Brightlight Pictures

“Descriptive Video Works has been an important partner in the completion of our TV series. They have always responded to the changes in our schedule and turned the episodes around quickly to help us deliver on time”

David Dewar, Producer

“My experience with Descriptive Video Works has been good across the board. They are clearly in this business for the right reasons. They are very successful at balancing priorities, both creating a quality experience for audiences with impaired vision and always satisfying any of the technical and scheduling requirements of broadcast television. It is to their credit, and our benefit, that the quality of their customer service while accomplishing this balance is always friendly and excellent”

Jeff Maus, Supervisor,
Enterprise Media Management

Closed Captioning Services

As part of our commitment to make visual media accessible to all, we offer closed captioning as a seamless, all-in-one service with audio description. We partner exclusively with closed captioning suppliers who share our dedication to quality and completing projects on time and on budget.

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