Audio description on iview now available on desktops

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:09pm

The trial of audio description on the ABC’s online iview service which commenced in April has now been extended to desktop computers.

Man on sitting on a couch, smiling whilst wearing headphones connected to a laptop

During the trial, two hours of audio described programs are being added to iview every day. To find them, go to iview, click on ‘Programs A-Z’ and select ‘Audio described’. Programs available this month include Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Doctor Who, How Not to Behave, Please Like Me and Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane. There are also a number of children’s programs, including Bubble Bath Bay, Charlie and Lola and Hoopla Doopla.

Prior to the extension to desktops, the audio described programs were only available on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The trial is scheduled to run until the end of June 2016.

For more information, go to our Audio description on TV page.

You may also like:

  • The ADonTV camapaign website, following the progress of audio description on Australian television.
  • Information on assistive technology (AT), explaining the use of screen readers and screen magnifiers for people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • Our audio description in the arts page, providing information on accessible museums, galleries, theatre and music.

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