Video Description

It's clear that the staff at CaptionMax cares deeply about how the work they do really enhances the experiences of viewers. Joann F. Agency for Instructional Technology

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Bringing pictures to life for blind viewers.

CaptionMax is one of just a few companies that provide video description (sometimes called audio description) services. Video description allows blind and visually impaired viewers to access a program's visual content. It interprets the images into words using language that is age-appropriate and objective.

The fastest process around. And captions too!

Our professional writers and describers bring to life key visual images, body language, and visual expressions needed to understand a program's content. What's more, we produce the entire project in-house, including captions or subtitles. You won't worry about files being corrupted or lost in transit between vendors. We give you whatever elements work within your process, from scripting only, voice-over track only, or a final fully-mixed HD air master with captions and description. You choose.

Our description is the best. Our experience is second to none.

CaptionMax has described tens of thousands of programs in our 10 years of offering video description services. We helped write the recommended guidelines for description practices. Our large staff of experienced describers has worked on over 25 grants with major broadcast and cable networks, as well as educational organizations. We offer quick, professional, and polished video description services.

New FCC Requirements

With the passage of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, top networks will be mandated to describe 50 hours of TV per quarter. This law affects the top 4 national broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC) and the top 5 cable networks (Nickelodeon, TBS, TNT, The Disney Channel, and USA). Get more facts on the FCC's video description rules from our COO.

Department of Education Television Access Grant

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education #H327C150003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Jo Ann McCann.


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