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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.
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
Available from booksellers:
An Introduction to Audio Description - A practical guide
by Louise Fryer
Published by Routledge
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.
Ofcom’s Guidelines on the Provision of Television Access Services
This document includes UK Communications regulator’s advice about best practice in audio description
FutureLearn: Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Various subscriptions are available, including free access with a Limited Subscription.