Audio Description

Audio description provides a way for individuals who are blind or have low vision to experience visual information through narrated descriptions. AST works with experienced professionals to deliver studio-quality descriptive audio that is clear and inclusive.

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AST’s Audio Description

This example demonstrates how our smart player can be used to deliver extended audio description, which supports WCAG 2 Level AAA standards and provides a more detailed level of description than is typically available through standard audio description. When there is a large amount of dialogue with very few gaps, our player pauses the video and audio track during the descriptions to provide access to the most visually complex media.

We can also provide a full-text alternative to the synchronized media. This option can be used to support WCAG 2 Success Criterion 1.2.3 (Level A) or SC 1.2.8 (Level AAA). View the below example of a full-text media alternative for the ESA/Hubble video, or visit our support center for more details about how our audio description services can be used.

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Credits: Video by ESA/Hubble (Directed by: Mathias Jäger; Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser; Written by: Lauren Fuge, Izumi Hansen, Mathias Jäger; Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa; Images: NASA, ESA/Hubble; Videos: NASA, ESA/Hubble; Animations: NASA, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser; Music: Johan B. Monell –; Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida; Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen), captions and audio description by Automatic Sync Technologies.