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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 • 13 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.

    Audio Description Update November 2020

    Audio Description Update November 2020

    Audio Description Update November 2020   In this episode, Brian and Carl talk about recent changes to the 21st Century Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) and other changes put out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We also discuss update to the Roku player for Prime Video.   Show Notes: FCC Adopts Audio Description Expansion and Modernizes Terminology Links to the Public Notice: URL:       Word:        PDF:        Text:          FCC Audio Description Quality Guidelines:   FCC Announces National Nonbroadcast Network Rankings Update for Audio Description Requirements Links to the Public Notice: URL: Word: PDF: Text:               

    • 18 min
    The BADIE Contest and Audio Description

    The BADIE Contest and Audio Description

    In this episode, we interview Dr. Joel Snyder, Director of the Audio Description Project, and Susan Glass, Chair of the Benefits of Audio Description In Education (BADIE) Committee for the Audio Description Project.  We learn what the BADIE Contest is and its important mission of trying to get blind and low vision children to learn the benefits of Audio Description early in life.

    • 26 min
    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.

    • 24 min
    Audio Description and Live Theater

    Audio Description and Live Theater

    Audio Description and Live Theater Are you missing live theater during the pandemic? While we can’t get you a ticket to a live performance, we have the next best thing. In this episode, Brian and Carl interview Cori Couture, a veteran audio describer of live theater. Cori will talk about how audio description is created for live theater and her experiences. So sit down and wait for the curtain to rise and enjoy the show! Contact Info for Cori Couture Links to Discussion Topics: Talking Information Center (TIC) - Turning Print into Sound – Learning Ally – Audio Books for Dyslexia and Learning Disabled – Media Access Group at WGBH- Wheelock Family Theater – Know Your Narrator Podcast- Talk Description to Me Podcast-          

    • 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

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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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