8 episodes

This is a show about audio description and accessible entertainment, a process where the visual elements of a movie, television show, video, stage production or museum tour are described for the benefit of those who are blind or have a visual impairment.
It is our mission to inform those who would benefit from audio description, what is available and how to access it through demonstrations, interviews and bringing attention to other online resources.

Picture This Brian Charlson and Carl Richardson

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

This is a show about audio description and accessible entertainment, a process where the visual elements of a movie, television show, video, stage production or museum tour are described for the benefit of those who are blind or have a visual impairment.
It is our mission to inform those who would benefit from audio description, what is available and how to access it through demonstrations, interviews and bringing attention to other online resources.

    Announcement of Audio Description and HBO MAX

    Announcement of Audio Description and HBO MAX

    Announcement of Audio Description and HBO MAX In this episode, Brian and Carl discuss the recent press release announcing the exciting news that HBO Max will have audio description and also be accessible. Brian was involved in the structured negotiations that help to make this happen so Carl will be interviewing Brian on what is in the agreement and what we can expect. Discussions Topics in the show:   American Council of the Blind- Bay State Council of the Blind- Disability Law Center- Disability Rights Advocates- HBO MAX- Warner Media- World Wide Web Consortium-        

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Audio Description of Democratic National Convention

    Audio Description of Democratic National Convention

    Audio Description of Democratic National Convention.   Today on Picture This, we have a very special episode. Since it is election season, and we of course believe that all should have full and equal access to information to make better informed choices on how to vote, we interview Bridget Melton and Martin Wild, two audio describers from the Chicago area, who audio described live all 4 nights of the Democratic National Convention.   Show Notes and Links:   Audio described by Martin Wilde (wildemouth.com) and Bridget Melton (bridgetmelton.com).   Accessibility page:   Day 1:   Day 2:   Day 3:   Day 4:      

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Described Captioned Media Program and Audio Description

    Described Captioned Media Program and Audio Description

    With the current situation of many students learning remotely this year, we have a very special episode. Today Brian and Carl sit down with Jason Stark from the Described Captioned Media Program, a streaming service that provides educational content to teachers, parents, and students in K-12 with sensory loss. This includes students who are hard of hearing, deaf, blind, low vision, and deaf-blind. Learn how DCMP makes their educational content available with audio description and how to access all the content.   Links:  

    • 40 min
    Federal Communications Commission and Audio Description, Part II

    Federal Communications Commission and Audio Description, Part II

    In this episode, Brian and Carl continue their discussion with Will Schell from the Federal Communications Commission. We discuss why advocacy is so important  and how to go about it. To leave feedback, suggestions, or ideas for a future podcast, please get in touch with the Picture this team by emailing your comments to or leave a voicemail at 857-302-2817. We may use your email or voicemail in a future episode. To learn more about audio description, please visit the Audio Description Project’s website at Show notes and Links: Federal Communications Commission – 21stCentury Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) -

    • 39 min
    Federal Communications Commission and Audio Description, Part I

    Federal Communications Commission and Audio Description, Part I

    In this episode, Brian and Carl speak with Will Schell from the Federal Communications Commission. They discuss the landmark legislation the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) which mandates audio description for  the broadcast and cable networks. To leave feedback, suggestions, or ideas for a future podcast, please get in touch with the Picture this team by emailing your comments to or leave a voicemail at 857-302-2817. We may use your email or voicemail in a future episode. To learn more about audio description, please visit the Audio Description Project’s website at Show notes and Links: Federal Communications Commission – 21stCentury Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)-      

    • 29 min
    Streaming Services That Support Audio Description

    Streaming Services That Support Audio Description

    Today, Brian and Carl discuss all the streaming services that support audio description. These are the ones we know of in the United States. They may be different offerings elsewhere.  Please get in touch with us if you know of any not mentioned. To leave feedback, suggestions, or ideas for a future podcast, please get in touch with the Picture This team by emailing your comments to or leave a voicemail at 857-302-2817. We may use your email or voicemail in a future episode. To learn more about audio description, please visit the Audio Description Project’s website at Show notes and Links: Here are direct links to all the streaming services we discuss today that support audio description. Apple TV+- iTunes- Disney+- Amazon Prime Video: CBS All Access- IMDB TV- Netflix- HULU- You TubeTV -

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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srp417 ,

1 question and great topics.

It’s been a lot of years Carl. I upgraded from a Genie 1 to a Genie 2 with Direct TV..After the install, the new hardware doesn’t have the talking menu. How do we report this?

MKsullivan ,

Great start!

What a great start to a very interesting deep dive into audio descriptions. I think we’re going to get all the latest info on technology and I’m sure some really great recommendations on movies, tv & all types of entertainment.

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