Audio description software tools
Title of edited book
The Routledge handbook of audio description
Year of publication
This chapter provides an overview of software tools to create audio descriptions and illustrates how this type of technology can be used by trainers and trainees. The chapter first lists some AD software available on the market through a subscription or freely available online. The experience of the author with an online AD software, a group of Master students and a blind collaborator/co-author is described in order to illustrate the benefits and challenges of using AD technology in AD training and to produce film audio descriptions. The chapter then focuses on the newly developed software AD Author, highlighting its functions and applications. Useful websites and publications on AD software/technology are provided in the references section.