What is Audio Description?

Audio Description (AD) is additional commentary on TV in between the programme dialogue that explains points like body language, expressions and movements for people who struggle to see the screen.

The audio description service itself is free to receive and use if people have the correct digital TV equipment.

If you need any further information or advice please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 99 99 (select option 8) or email them at helpline@rnib.org.uk.

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