What is Described Video?

Described Video is the audio-narrated descriptions of key visual elements that may be essential to understanding the plot inserted within natural pauses in dialogue. For instance, a narrator might describe: facial expressions, settings, actions, costumes, etc. 

The process of creating a Described Video file involves thoroughly reviewing the content in order to understand the story, strategically locating the visual elements that require a narrated description, scripting them, and recording them on a separate audio track.

Video description was developed to help visually impaired people and to allow them to enjoy a richer and more independent viewing experience.

We actively contributed to the development of the Best Practices Guide for DV and Live DV Productions.

Onextra offers described video in both English and French.

What is Live Description?

Live DV is similar to post production DV but is performed in real-time during a live physical or digital event. It helps the visually impaired viewer get the most out of live broadcasts, such as award shows, the PGA Tour or life webcasts. Live DV is a new service that is only provided by a few companies. Onextra is proud to be at the forefront of Live DV.

Top Voice Talents

By recruiting top voice talents, we ensure your show is highly engaging for people with visual impairments. This is especially important for live broadcasts, which have the potential to attract larger audiences. Through careful research, we hire professional on-air announcers who are specifically chosen to suit your program. Male and female voice talents are available

Described Video Best Practices Working Group

As a member of the Described Video Best Practices Working Group, we are at the forefront of quality Description producers in North America. Our professional writers and voice talents describe the most popular TV shows on the air today. This is why top names in the industry consistently trust us to provide their live accessibility services.