What is Described Video?
DV is a narrated description of a program’s main visual elements, such as settings, costumes, or body language. The description is added during pauses in dialogue, and enables people to form a mental picture of the program. It works best for pre-recorded programs, such as dramas and documentaries. The DV is carried on secondary audio tracks. Generally it can be enabled in your cable box audio settings.
For people who are blind or have low vision, described video and audio description makes media like TV programs and web videos more accessible.
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“The folks at Described Video Canada did a great, professional job with quick turnaround for my latest feature length documentary. I’d recommend them to anyone that needs DV done for their next film project – I’m definitely going to use them again.”
- Frank Wolf, Director KITTURIAQ