Audio Description Association

Audio Description Association

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Audio Description Association

Audio description is a pre-scripted, live description of the visual elements of a performance or event, delivered to a blind or partially sighted person through an individual headset.

The Audio Description Association (ADA) was founded at a national conference held at The Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon in April 1999. A twin Association operates in Scotland and each Association has a representation at the others main meetings.

Membership of the Association is open to describers, blind and partially sighted people and organisations providing an audio description service. There are both individual and corporate memberships. The Association received start up funding from the RNIB, Action for Blind People and The Arts Council.

Founded 2000