Please Take the ACB Audio Description Survey–Deadline July 31, 2016

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Would you like to help assist the American Council of the Blind (ACB) understand how members of the blind and visually impaired community are currently accessing audio description and what can be done to improve access to audio described content? Audio description is an additional verbal narration that describes visual elements during pauses in dialogue. Audio description commentary provides access to elements such as scenes, settings, actions and costumes.

Your feedback will be used to provide ACB the tools and information needed to advocate for higher-quality audio description. If you have had no previous experience using audio description but are interested in learning more about it, state this during the course of the survey and the ACB will contact you via email with more information about audio description.

To take the survey, click on the following link:

The survey takes between 10-15 minutes and is available until July 31st.

Be My Eyes App for iOS

Would it be helpful to have someone read the expiration date on your carton of milk? Be My Eyes can assist you with that.


Created by Hans Jørgen Wiberg, a visually impaired staff member of the Danish Association for the Blind, Be My Eyes is a free app available for iPhone that allows sighted volunteers to assist visually impaired users with daily tasks using a direct video call. The Be My Eyes app was launched in January 2015 and already has 10 times the number of volunteers as visually impaired users.

To watch Hans Jørgen Wiberg’s TED Talk on Be My Eyes visit:

To download the app, click on the following link:

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