Verbal descriptions of audio-visual media allow individuals who are blind or have low vision to access the visual details and nuances of a film or media clip. Generally, this is not automatically included in films or YouTube videos and may need to be outsourced.
If a student is enrolled in a course that is utilizing audio-visual media that would require Audio Descriptions to convey important visual content, the Disability Services Center (DSC) will coordinate with faculty and send the media to an outside vendor, if needed. Turn-around time for providing Audio Description may take 1-6 weeks, depending on the content and length of the media. Please contact the DSC’s Alternate Instructional Materials Service (AIMS) team with questions about Audio Descriptions for course materials.