An Audio Describer portrays in detail what happens on the screen or on stage for the blind or visually impaired so they can enjoy audio-visual shows, live performances or events. They produce audio description scripts for programmes and events and use their voice to record them.
You will need to complete formal training to be an Audio Describer which may or may not result in a formal qualification. However a number of other qualifications will definitely assist in your ability to complete the duties asked of this role. For example, English and Voice work for pronunciation.
You must be able to be a good communicator. For example, if you’re describing a production such as Macbeth, you must be able to explain in detail what the Actors who play the witches are wearing, the facial expressions they are using and the way they move around the space. With the appropriate training you will be able to ensure you are able to provide an individual with enough description, detail and support in their day-to-day life.
Published: 5 December 2019