ADLAB is a three-year (2011-2014) project on audiodescription (AD) financed by the European Union under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) with the aim of funding HEI courses to train AD specialists and to design reliable and consistent guidelines for the practice of AD.

The need to improve the practice of AD – namely the insertion of short verbal descriptions illustrating the essential visual elements of an audiovisual product for the blind and visually impaired community – and to make more and more audiovisual products available to sensorially disabled people is ever more urgent due to the significant number of people in Europe registered as blind or described as having low vision.

Thanks to the joint contribution of eight partners from six European countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Poland and Germany) the project aims at identifying the present inconsistencies in AD crafting methods and provision policies at European level.

Download the infosheet (pdf)

Link to the final report public part

Link to the ebook

Link to “Pictures painted in words” (ENG PDF)

Link to “Mit Wörtern Bilder malen” (DE PDF)

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.