Audio description resources
This page includes links to online articles, Q & A Insights about audio description in New Zealand, and guidelines, information sheets and useful links.
International recognition for Audio Described Aotearoa
At its 2020 Achievement Awards in Audio Description, the American Council of the Blind gave Audio Described Aotearoa Special Recognition Achievement Award – International for its collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB), resulting in more than 1500 people around the world tuning into four audio described online ballets. Read more
Home-grown audio description in Aotearoa
Judith Jones brings together a selection of local recorded audio descriptions, which you can access for free online, from anywhere. Read more
The art of audio description
In this episode of the Arts Access Podcast, Sam Morgan speaks with Judith Jones about audio description. Read more
Audio description: a 2020 personal sampler
Audio describer Judith Jones shares a list of audio descriptions she has been listening to recently. Read more
Audio description: Yes! And ...
As an audio describer, Judith Jones is always interested in how to develop and deliver the richest, most meaningful experience. She's been researching how some practitioners are working in the realm of "enhancing" or "integrating" the audio description. Read more
Q & A Insights
Audio Described Aotearoa
Auckland audio describer Nicola Owen talks to Arts Access Aotearoa about her company, Audio Described Aotearoa; touch tours and audio description of arts and cultural events; and the growing demand for audio description.
Integrating audio description into a dance performance
What does integrated audio description mean and what’s involved? Judith Jones, audio describer and member of WIDance (Wellington Integrated Dance) discusses this new concept and what was involved in audio describing The Art of Observation.
Making sense of sensory tours
Judith Jones is a trained audio describer and Visitor Services Tour Host at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She talks to Arts Access Aotearoa about the 2015 pilot tour of selected works in Ngā Toi │Arts Te Papa and how the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) can provide more meaningful experiences for people who are blind or have low vision.
Gallery’s Insightful Tours for blind visitors
Lynda Cullen, Visitor Programmes Officer, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, talks to Arts Access Aotearoa about the gallery’s commitment to accessibility and its Insightful Tours for blind and vision impaired visitors.