How do I get audio description for my TV?

If you're struggling to see your favourite television programmes then audio description (AD), a free service, may be for you. AD is commentary that describes body language, expressions and movements. Most major broadcasters (like the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky) provide AD on 20 per cent of their programmes. AD is also available in Welsh on selected programmes. To get audio described TV programmes, you will need digital television. You get digital TV via Freeview, satellite or cable. This is either built into your television or available via a set top box connected to your television.

Find out more about Audio Description and how you can turn it on for Freeview, Sky, Freesat and cable.


Did this answer your question?

Your feedback will help us to keep improving this website.

Make a donation

Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most.

Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

Regular donation Single donation