05. The Episode About Described Video

An image depicting a stick figure of Marc saying "I'm glad that Fred and Charlotte hooked up!” Jan’s stick figure replies, "I think you got the wrong headset.” "After Avengers: end Game" is written below the scene while "Blind Spoilers" is written above it.
Drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.

Ever wonder how a blind person “watches” movies or TV without being confused by what’s going on?


Fret not faithful Luminati, The Blindnamic Duo is here to light the way! This week, Marc and Jan are going to the movies and getting descriptive to give you the answers you want. Find out what descriptive video is, how it works for movie theatres, TV screens, streaming services and  what benefits or drawbacks there are with this solution for the blind.


We’ve come a long way from Jan describing 40-Year-Old Virgin to Marc (yes, there’s a totally awesome story behind that, by the way) but there’s still plenty of work to do! All of this and a follow-up to The Episode About Eating Blind await, so subscribe for free, download and enjoy our theatre of the earholes that we call a podcast!


Links We Mentioned On The Podcast:


TV for all: how a Canadian company is making TV better for people with visual impairments


Have any questions or stories of your own about audio descriptions? Either share them in a comment below or send us some feedback by using our contact form. (Be kind though: Much like the leg lamp in A Christmas Story, our egos are “frah gee-lay.”)


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