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Results From the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity

A new international survey reveals that audio description (AD) is an important assistive technology worldwide providing access to people who are blind or have low vision to the arts and many other visually-rich events.

The new AD survey finds that:
  • 67% of respondents said that AD is available in the respondent’s country;
  • cinema, television, live performing arts, and DVDs lead the list of the type of AD experiences available (followed by museums, the web, smartphones, in educational settings and in visitors’ centers);
  • almost 45% said that AD is required by law (64% of those respondents reported that it was required for broadcast television); and 
  • 99% of respondents said that they believe AD or more AD should be available.​ Download full press release...AD-WBU AD Survey press release.docxAD-WBU AD Survey press release.docx