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  • How much does Bespoke Audio Description cost?
    Our prices are competitive and based on the time length of your original video and whether your video requires STANDARD editing (when there are natural pauses in the soundtrack that allow us to insert descriptive narration without having to pause the video) or EXTENDED editing (when we edit the video to extend the length to insert descriptive audio).
  • Why should I make my videos accessible with Descriptive Audio versions?
    For your online video content to be WCAG AA compliant (which is what the majority of websites aim for), all online videos with audio need descriptive audio. 71% of people with disabilities leave a website if it isn't accessible. And 13% of all adult Americans report that they either have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or that they are blind or unable to see at all.
  • How does Bespoke Audio Description Services make Descriptive Audio versions?
    Audio description is an art, not an algorithm. We do everything by hand and human voice. This ensures 100% accuracy that is ADA, WCAG and 508 compliant. Expert descriptive writers describe the onscreen visuals in script form, then a human voice actor records the descriptive narration. Finally, the narration is edited into the video, and we deliver either an audio track or a new video.
  • What's the difference between Standard and Extended Audio Description?
    Standard audio description inserts narration in the natural pauses of your video's existing narration. Extended audio description lengthens the original video to incorporate more descriptive audio. Which approach to use depends on the unique descriptive needs of your original video.
  • Does Bespoke Audio Description offer multiple languages for Descriptive Audio?
    Yes! We offer translation and localization services, which means we translate your original videos into any desired language. Additionally, we make descriptive audio versions of translated videos.
  • What is Audio Description?
    Audio description is a term used to describe the descriptive narration of key visual elements in a video. Audio description allows individuals with low vision to access content that is not otherwise accessible simply by listening to the audio. In audio description, narrators typically describe actions, gestures, scene changes, and other visual information. They also describe titles, speaker names, and other text that may appear on the screen.
  • Do you offer transcription and closed captioning?
    Yes! We offer transcription of any audio, in any language. Since transcription is the first step in audio description production, we can generate captions for your existing video or for the edited audio description video. Even though closed captions are for the hearing impaired, many clients request closed captions for AD videos to ensure they are 100% compliant with accessibility requirements.
  • What makes Bespoke Audio Description different from competitors?
    We're all about quality, not quantity. We do our work by hand and human voice, ensuring 100% accuracy, so our audio descriptions sound natural and you can rest assured that the products we deliver are the best the industry has to offer. Your vision impaired audience will thank you for our attention to detail and quality.
  • How are Audio Description videos accessed by the visually impaired audience?
    Two ways. Many online video players have a mechanism for incorporating a separate audio description video built in, so the visitor can select the descriptive version as an option. The most common way is to post a second video to YouTube or to your website and identify it as a descriptive audio version in the title. Most streaming platforms provide audio description (AD) as a toggle in audio language settings and allow you to search by titles that include AD. ​ Low vision visitors use screen readers (also known as text-to-speech software) to read web pages. Audio cues identify a video available with audio description, which allows them to play it. WebbIE is a free text only web browser used by the visually and print impaired audience to search the web and read web pages in a highly accessible text-only display that works with any screenreader.
  • What is the turnaround time for Bespoke Audio Description videos or audio tracks?
    Turnaround time varies by product. We offer same-day rush service on everything but translations. Generally, we turnaround deliverables within 48 - 72 hours.
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