Described Video is the narration of the environmental and visual images that are present during a video, theatre or live event. It provides the non-spoken context for blind and partially sighted viewers.
For more information, please see AMI’s Post Production Described Video Best Practices
Integrated Described Video includes the relevant environmental context within the script. A post-production Described Video audio track is less likely. This is the better option.
For more information, please see AMI’s Integrated Described Video Best Practices
Any video that has static content or little contextual visual information likely does not need Described Video, e.g. A video focused on a single individual who is speaking.
If your video contains visual content that is not reflected in the dialogue then your video will need Described Video. E.g. A video with two individuals having a conversation at a café, where the context is relevant to the story.
If you are unsure, please contact the office.
If you would like to create your own Described Video, please feel free to consult the Described Video Best Practice document above. It contains lots of great information on scripting and recording. Here is a brief summary.
If you would like to include descriptions of the environment into your script prior this is the most inclusive format, please feel free to consult the Integrated Described Video Best Practice Document above. It contains lots of useful information on how to include the descriptions into your script. Here are some tips:
Christine: Good Morning
Amanda: Good Morning
Christine: Good Morning Amanda, would you like to come into my office and have a seat?
Amanda: Thank you!