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Audio description comes to Amazon Prime Video

Amazon this week rolled out audio description on its UK Prime Catalogue for its viewers with sight loss.

Posted Thursday, 30 August 2018 News type: Press release

Audio description for 360-degree content

Over the past year, we've experimented extensively with audio descriptions on 360-degree content in the Immersive Accessibility (ImAc) Project. The aim is to find solutions for enhancing the viewing experience of someone with sight loss watching this content.

Posted Thursday, 30 August 2018 News type: Press release

Audio description on BBC

Richard Kurzik, Senior Service Manager for Access Services at the BBC talks about audio description (AD) at BBC.

Posted Tuesday, 28 August 2018 News type: Press release

Audio description on UKTV

Steve Whyte, Senior Compliance Advisor at UKTV, talks about audio description (AD) at UKTV Channels

Posted Tuesday, 28 August 2018 News type: Press release

Audio description at Channel 4

Graham Wilkinson, Presentation and Access Services Manager at Channel 4, talks about audio description (AD) at Channel 4

Posted Thursday, 16 August 2018 News type: Press release

Audio description at ITV

Jane Laurance, Head of Presentation Strategy at ITV, talks about audio description (AD)

Posted Thursday, 16 August 2018 News type: Press release

Government responds to Work and Pensions Committee PIP and ESA report

The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government's response to its reports on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) assessments.

Posted Monday, 23 April 2018 News type: News story

Audio description in UK Cinemas: test screening with the Moviereading app

Posted Monday, 13 November 2017 News type: Press release

New sight saving treatments now available on the NHS

Patients living with potentially blinding condition uveitis are now able to benefit from two new sight saving treatments.

Posted Friday, 10 November 2017 News type: News story

My journey to award-winning entrepreneur

Sarah Leadbetter, our Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in Leicester, tells us about her journey to running a successful business - and what action the government needs to take to improve the situation for disabled people in the workforce.

Posted Monday, 19 December 2016 News type: Blog