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ADA’s accredited training courses are currently under review. Please join our mailing list to receive news and updates about future audio description training courses for new describers.


ADA members can access resources and handouts in the Members’ Area of the website. 


Some publicly available resources and publications relating to best practice in audio description are listed below. Inclusion on this page does not imply official endorsement by ADA.

ADA Resources 


A Word in Your Ear: A theatre describer’s introduction to audio description (ADA, 2019)

Advice to actors and theatre staff on attending a touch tour (ADA, 2015)


The following documents documents for venues were jointly produced by ADA, Mind’s Eye and VocalEyes; they can be downloaded free of charge:

Covid Safe Touch Tour 2021

Covid 19 Risk Assessment Form for Freelance Audio Describers 2021

AD Risk Assessment Form 2021

External Resources

Available from booksellers:

An Introduction to Audio Description - A practical guide 

by Louise Fryer

Copyright 2016

Published by Routledge


Read about the ADLAB PRO project here

Access the ADLAB PRO course materials here 

The EBU Handbook for High Quality Audio Description on Screen

This document contains the European Blind Union’s detailed guidance for creating high quality audio description. Part One was published in May 2023, with further parts to follow.

Download Part One of the EBU Handbook for High Quality Audio Description on Screen here

Ofcom’s Guidelines on the Provision of Television Access Services

This document includes UK Communications regulator’s advice about best practice in audio description

Download the Ofcom Guide on Provision of Television Access Services here

FutureLearn: Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Access the Future Learn Course here 

Various subscriptions are available, including free access with a Limited Subscription.

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