Audio description for the sight impaired facilitates access to visual elements through the translation of action, costumes, scenography, composition, colours, facial expressions, etc. into words. It is a narration which describes the key visual elements which a sight impaired person cannot perceive visually in a spectacle, an audiovisual file or on a visit.
The audio description can be live, in theatres or on visits to museums or exhibitions, so that sight impaired people will hear the description through headphones or audio guides, or it can be recorded, in the case of documentaries, films or DVDs.
Depending on the context and the situation, as well as the necessary technical requirements, the most suitable option is selected in each case to make a spectacle or any cultural event accessible for the sight impaired audience.