public accommodations (ADA Title III)
Providing effective audio description is a technical skill that is being learned by professional audio describers in many cities. It began in towns where patrons with vision loss wanted to attend live theater; but now Describers are also working in museums and on guided tours.Â If you want to know who provides audio description in your area, contact your local ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232.
Yes, there are. Audio description is a relatively new service that people with vision loss are finding effective. However, many museums offer audio tours, and mistakenly think that this is the same as audio description. But itâ€™s not. Audio tours provide a handheld receiver and the patron can input a code and hear a pre-recorded message about a particular display.