Audio Description is an accessibility solution allowing blind and visually impaired people to have a complete understanding of the content they are watching. Like closed captions, audio description is frequently a legal requirement for broadcasters and online streaming platforms. Often referred to as AD, audio description uses existing gaps in the audio tracks of original content to add descriptive explanations such as scene changes, settings, costumes, body language, and other action cues. SPG can provide AD services as part of an overall localization package that includes dubbing services in over 50 languages, or record the AD in the content’s original language.
Audio Description that Adds Value
SPG Studios has decades of expertise providing audio description for a wide range of content, ranging from movies & episodic series to museum tours and video presentations. Our production team includes experts trained in the nuanced craft of audio description. The vision-impaired community is exceptionally discerning about AD quality, both in terms of substance and presentation. A great deal of judgment is involved in deciding which actions, facial expressions, and changes in setting, scene, or costume merit inclusion in the AD script. Furthermore, that script must adapt to the “dialog density” of the content so as not to interfere with existing audio. And finally, the narrator must communicate efficiently and elegantly in a style that complements the original work.
Speed, Quality & Affordability: yes!
Something special happens when you focus on one thing and do it very well. You not only develop unrivaled expertise, but also systems, processes, and relationships that enable faster and more flexible workflows. To cite one example: SPG’s proprietary software and secure networking infrastructure allow multiple professionals to work simultaneously on a single AD project. That drives down both the cost and turnaround time for our clients. So regardless of the urgency of your deadline or the exactitude of your quality standards, SPG is extremely price competitive.
Want to reach more audiences with your content? SPG offers voiceover services in over 50+ languages. Speak with one of our experts today:
Owned studios worldwide
With owned recording studios and facilities around the world, SPG Studios implements the best technology for content security and sound quality. With global partners and a skilled international team, we can ensure our clients receive the highest quality localization and audio post solutions.
SPG Studios only hires highly qualified native-speaking translators and linguists, offering localization services in 50+ languages. Choose from our roster of voice actors or bring your own talent to our headquarters in Los Angeles, or one of our global studio locations.
Simplify your Global Reach
With over 30 years of experience, SPG Studios has gained rich industry-knowledge, and a deep understanding of global markets. We stive for perfection and customer happiness, exceeding expectations with our seamless processes, and one-stop content localization solutions.
Every project is different. So is every client. SPG account managers take the time to understand your specific requirements in detail and, when requested, can guide you through different options to save time, save money, or maximize quality. Your account manager remains involved throughout the production process in the event you run into unexpected challenges or need last-minute changes. Our goal is your complete satisfaction – and your repeat business.
Your Trusted Video Localization Partner
For over 30 years, SPG Studios has provided audio description and other accessibility-related services to clients as varied as schools, Fortune 500 companies, tech start-ups, and non-profits. We are particularly proud of the work we’ve done on award-winning projects from HBO, Sony, Fox, Disney, and Netﬂix. But what’s most important to us is building relationships and sharing our passion for our work.
If you are interested in receiving a quote, please provide us with a brief overview of your project here. We’ll follow-up with a cost-effective solution and a proposed schedule.