The Standards

The Audio Description Standards reflect audio description’s origin as a means of making live theatre performances accessible, however, the spirit of these principles apply to almost all audio description situations. Other art forms and media call for variations from these original principles, and are addressed in separate sections in this document.

The Code of Professional Conduct for Describers, found at the end of this document, address the responsibilities of audio describers and trainers in terms of obligations to clients and consumers, privacy and confidentiality, behavior, business practices, and continuing development.

Audio Description Solutions acknowledges the work of the Audio Description Coalition, a group of audio describers and trainers from across the United States, whose combined training, experience, knowledge, and resources led to the creation of these Audio Description Standards and Code of Professional Conduct for Describers.