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Audio Description at Home


29 September 2020

The Access2Arts team has gathered a variety of  Audio Described work from across the globe for you to enjoy online. This is a Social Distancing friendly way to keep you immersed in the magic of the arts whilst we live life a little differently over the next little while.

Enjoy Audio Described film or head on an Audio Described tour of famous landmarks, galleries and artworks without paying a cent or getting up from your couch!


The Art Gallery of South Australia: Elder Wing of Australian Art
A part of The Art Gallery of South Australia’s Accessible Guide, listen to an Audio Described Tour of the Elder Wing of Australian Art which showcases the work of some of Australia’s finest artists from 19th Century.
Audio Describer: Ryan Sims – Educational Support Officer at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Fit For Purpose Audio Description – Podcast
An Audio Described tour of the Fit For Purpose exhibition that was on display at UTS Gallery in New South Wales.
Audio Describer: Imogen Yang

United Kingdom

A tour of London
These are Audio described introductions to 40 London landmarks, written and narrated by prominent Londoners with VocalEyes describers.
Audio Describer: VocalEyes

Illuminated River
Illuminated River is a major new public art commission, lighting up to 15 bridges across the River Thames. Hear evocative descriptions for each bridge, enhanced with musical extracts from compositions by Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Audio Describer: VocalEyes

Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Artemisia Gentileschi’s powerful Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria provides a window not only into the art scene in which she lived, but also her own life and struggles.
Audio Describer: VocalEyes

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust
Delve into a world of drama with this library of 30 descriptions of historical treasures at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Audio Describer: VocalEyes

Being Human Gallery
Being Human is a permanent gallery at the Wellcome Collection in London that explores trust, identity and health in a changing world. Audio Descriptions of every exhibit have been recorded, as  well as a highlights tour of 11 stops with optional directions in between.
Audio Describer: VocalEyes

Peut-Être Theatre – The Dark
‘The Dark’ is a universal and empowering story about facing one’s fears. The story follows a brave young boy on his journey to meet the darkness in his basement, and watches as he eventually learns to befriend it.
Audio Describer: Louise Fryer

The National Theatre – What is an Audio Described Performance?
Learn more about what happens during a sensory tour and Audio Described performance.
Audio Describer: Andrew Holland from National Theatre

A commission by the University of Wolverhampton, in collaboration with Dr Louise Fryer of University College London and BBC Radio 3. The project aims to demonstrate how an existing practice, audio description, developed to increase access for the blind and partially-sighted, can also function as part of a creative process for all audiences.
Audio Describer: Louise Fryer


Out of Sight – Animation
An audio described version of Out of Sight, an animation by Ya-Ting Yu, Ya-Hsuan Yeh, and Ling Chung, three students at the National Taiwan University of the Arts.
Audio Describer: Mirabai Knight.


The Color of Paradise (excerpt)
An Audio Described excerpt  from Majid Majidi’s 1999 film ‘The Color of Paradise’. The film tells the story of a boy whose inability to see the world only enhances his ability to feel its powerful forces.
Audio Describer: Joel Snyder

How did you find your Audio Described tour? Have you stumbled across an Audio Described finding that can be enjoyed at home? We would love if you shared it with us. Flick us an email, or send us a message on our Facebook or Instagram.

If you’re more of a music fan, you may be interested in Woodville Town Hall’s Foyer Fridays. Enjoy a live-stream of musical performances from local Adelaide musicians.

While you’re here, why not start planning your arts calendar for later in the year? Head over to the events section of our website to browse State Theatre Company’s upcoming Audio Described performances, scheduled for later this year.