Audio Description

Audio Description

Service description

Audio Description (AD) is a type of ‘Audiovisual Translation’ that assists people who are blind or visually impaired in comprehending visual images. It can be applied to a wide range of materials and settings including televisions, cinemas, exhibitions and even arts performances. Audio describers are trained to provide concise, vivid and objective commentary or narration to guide the listeners by describing key elements of images, including characters’ facial expressions and movements, settings, transitions of scenes, and even ‘sight gags’.

Here are some service videos with AD drafted by our SEN PIN members:

Audio description increases the accessibility of visual images. More importantly, it helps to create an inclusive environment that respects the right of people with disabilities or SEN to participate in cultural life and social activities on an equal basis as others.

Students will be trained to acquire essential skills in audio description, and be responsible in drafting audio description scripts as well as recording the scripts for informative short videos.


Specific requirements

Students who join this service should:

  1. Be able to speak Cantonese and write Chinese 
  2. Attend the trainings scheduled below:

Time and Date

Training Content


Oct 7, 2023 (Sat)
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
(Including lunch break)

Theme: Audio Description Production for Short Videos (Tentative)

  • Principles and skills in producing short videos with AD
  • Demonstration of AD
  • Essential skill I: script writing and practice
  • Essential skill II: live audio description/ presentation and practice

Face to face at the Audio Description Association (Hong Kong) studio in Diamond Hill

Oct 14, 2023 (Sat)
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
(Including lunch break)

Advanced Workshop

Face to face at the Audio Description Association (Hong Kong) studio in Diamond Hill

  1. Work individually/ in groups to write and record audio description scripts for informative short videos.

About the Trainer

All trainings will be offered by Dr. Dawning Leung, Programme Director & Principal Trainer of the Audio Description Association (Hong Kong) (AuDeAHK). Dr. Leung is an experienced AD trainer and seasoned audio-describer. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies from University College London, with the first ever thesis study conducted on audio description (AD) in Cantonese. She has been invited in various AD development projects internationally and delivered AD training to government departments as well as academic institutions in Hong Kong and the neighboring regions. She also launched a wide array of social innovation initiatives on AD. Dr. Leung writes AD scripts and records AD soundtracks for audiovisual materials, including TV series produced by Radio Television Hong Kong and films. 

What will I gain?

  • Have a deeper understanding on the need of people with visual impairment and how accessible media can increase their participation in different activities.
  • Acquire essential skills in audio description through trainings and practices.
  • Experience in writing and presenting audio description under professional guidance. 
  • Make an impact by removing the social and communication barriers induced by inaccessible materials.

Students who joined Audio Description Training Workshops

AuDeAHK provides props with braille for SEN PIN members to experience how people with Visual Impairment (VI) could appreciate the arts and beauty of Chinese Opera Group photo of SEN PIN members and trainer after completion of workshops

Audio Description