Descriptive Video Works Wins Prestigious Award for Audio Description
Founded in 2003, Descriptive Video Works has established a reputation as the leading provider of audio description in North America. 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, also known as video 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.
Behind this success story, a vocal and tireless advocate for people who are blind and visually-impaired is President and CEO Diane Johnson. Her extraordinary energy for change has not gone unnoticed. The American Council for the Blind has just awarded her with the Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of audio description over an extended period of time, leading, inspiring or providing significant service to others.
“I think this ‘describes’ you and your work with Descriptive Video Works quite well. Diane, congratulations on this richly deserved honor” – Joel Snyder Director, Audio Description Project, American Council of the Blind.
Descriptive Video Works is committed to providing access to all forms of visual media to all audiences