ADLIB ADA’s Free Library Resources

ADA has provided a ‘virtual library’ of AD-related reports which can be downloaded to read at your leisure.

Welcome to ADA’s Free online Resource Library. The items you find here have been kindly donated and permissions for articles reproduced have had been sort and are 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:
By 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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