History of Audio Description

Audio Description related reports with historical reference.

Articles referring to the history of Audio Description.

Permissions for articles reproduced on our website have had been sort and listed below.

Audio description: pioneer’s progress, by Mark Piper. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 1988, 6(2), 75-76.
We are grateful to Sage Publications for permission to reproduce this article by  the Director of Windsor’s Theatre Royal (the first UK theatre to offer audio  description). The article originally appeared in Curtain Up, the theatre’s magazine.

The play’s The Thing: audio description in the theatre: Cody and Margaret Pfanstiehl, [interviewed by Monique Raffray]. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 1985, 3(3), 91-92.
We are grateful to Sage Publications for permission to reproduce this article, which describes the birth of modern audio description in  Washington D.C.

You may also find articles of relevance within the pages of NOTE PAD the Audio Description Association's e-newsletter, back issues can be found by clicking here.

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