The ABC is launching an Audio Description trial on ABC iview this Tuesday 14 April on iOS devices.
Please see information below regarding the trial, the programs that will be audio described and how to access it.
Vision Australia continues to campaign for audio description to be made available on broadcast television.
In the meantime Vision Australia’s Advocacy and Engagement team are working closely with the ABC to ensure that this trial benefits the blind and low vision community.
Please send any feedback that you have on the trial to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an instructional clip with information on how to access AD on iview link - https://youtu.be/KAVK_GB6c74
Here are FAQs on the trial – link to separate VA page with information in attachment
Below is a summary of Week 1 programming highlights.
Episodes will be available from the following television series:
Poldark – a drama series from the BBC set in the 18th century, with Ross Poldark returning to Cornwall after having been wounded during the American War of Independence. After spending three years away, he returns to find his father has died, his sweetheart
Elizabeth about the marry his cousin and his family estate in ruins.
Redfern Now Telemovie – revisits characters from the first two seasons and follows the case of a rapist who attacks two Indigenous women and how the community responds. Starring Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Rarriwuy Hick, Anthony Hayes.
New Tricks – drama series about a police unit made up of retired detectives and a long-suffering boss, investigating unsolved crimes.
Tattoo Tales – an observational documentary that captures the day-to-day antics and artistry inside a busy tattoo studio on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. This series reveals unique, entertaining and often poignant insights into why so many Australians get inked.
Bubble Bath Bay – a preschool animated series. Sail away to a world of fun and adventure with Sydney the sailboat and Zip the water taxi as they learn to ride the waves with their friends in bustling Bubble Bath Bay.