Audio Description Resources

A selection of interesting or useful links relating to audio-description.

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A selection of high-value, interesting or useful links relating to various aspects of audio-description. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, just a useful one.

If you feel there is a particularly egregious omission, please feel free to contact me.

Selected Articles on Audio Description

  1. Seeing the story — just another day working as a blind critic by Olivia Muscat ().
  2. The people who find the words to describe sex scenes and a cyclops by Kate Jones ().
  3. Some tips for Blind Audio Description writers by Robert Kingett ().
  4. Representation Matters: Excellent Audio Description of The Harder They Fall by Empish J. Thomas ().
  5. Making a Case for Self-Description: It’s Not About Eye Candy by Thomas Reid ().
  6. Audio description and the AFI Top 100 List by Alex Howard ().
  7. In Living Color - Audio Description Looks Past People of Color by Thomas Reid (; archived link).
  8. What It’s Like to Describe Porn for a Blind Audience By Marissa Martinelli ().
  9. Design for the Edges: Video for the Blind and Deaf by Katie Hinsen ().
  10. A Day in the Life of an Audio Describer ().

Interesting Papers

Auteur Audio Description


Individual Episodes

There is also a list of podcasts at The Audio Description Project

Ongoing Series

Education and Training

Audio Description Guidelines

Books on Audio Description


Software Tools

Free and Open Source Software

Paid Software

Language and Writing Tools

Translate UK/US English
British vs American Words List
British vs American Vocabulary
Adjectives and Describing Words
Describing Words
Describing Diversity
Avoiding Racism for Writers—Coffee, Honey & Other Color Don’ts
Skin Tone Descriptions for Writers
Pronunciation Guide - Phonetic Respelling by Vocaleyes.

Social Media



Mac The Movie Guy

He just wants his blind community to know what has audio description, is it good, and should you watch it.

Reid My Mind

Stories & profiles of compelling people impacted by all degrees of blindness and disability. Plus, Reid explores his own experiences in his unique way pairing his words with music and sound design.


Research Resources

See Also

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