Update: A Message from our Chairman

We are sending our best wishes and support to all Audio Describers during this National crisis. We understand that it is an uncertain and worrying time for everyone; and with the shutdown of theatres and entertainments venues a lot of the opportunities available to Audio Describers are disappearing.

We would hope that those venues that can would still honour contracts to you, however we also understand that some will not be able to do this given the fragile financial base our industries work within.

We would encourage all of our members to follow the advice of the Government with regards to self isolating and social distancing and we would also encourage our members to take the time to read all of the advice which is being published with regards to protections and support for selfemployed and contractual working.

We are confident that the tenacity and resilience of our sector will prove itself when we are able to reopen facilities and opportunities will be forthcoming from venues as soon as they are able.

In the meantime, if you need any specific support please feel free to contact us through the Audio Description Association website and we will do our best to provide support and guidance. Also, don’t forget there are many audiobook services to keep you entertained as well as Audio Description on many DVD’s, TV channels and programs and other accessible entertainment platforms.

Please look after yourselves and your families and loved-ones and we will look forward to seeing you all when things are back to normal.

Neil Reading