Quick Answer: What Is Hoyts Audio Description?

HOYTS provides audio description facilities at select HOYTS cinemas.

Audio description (AD) refers to an additional narration track for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media.

Look out for this ‘AD’ attribute for Audio Description sessions.

What is audio description in cinema?

Cinema audio description (AD) is a fantastic service for people with sight loss. The normal film soundtrack is broadcast to cinema speakers in the usual way, whilst a recorded narrator explains what’s happening on screen – in gaps in the dialogue – through personal headphones.

Does Audio Description affect the film?

For selected films, a narration track is available which can be accessed through special headphones only. This fills the gaps between dialogue by describing what is happening on screen and doesn’t affect other spectators’ experience. Audio described films are available at all Cineworld Cinemas.

What is Hoyts closed caption?

HOYTS provides open and closed captioning facilities at select HOYTS cinemas. The CaptiView Closed Caption Viewing System for hearing impaired movie audiences consists of a small LED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theatre seat cup holder.

What does AD and CC mean at the movies?

Audio Description (AD), Closed Captions (CC) & Open Captions (OC) AD – Audio Description. Is an overall system that assists customer with visual impairments (VI). The transmitter enables the receiver (pack + headphones) worn by the guest to hear Audio Description soundtrack (VI).

How do you get rid of audio description?

If you have Freesat:

  • Press the Menu button on your remote control.
  • Select Settings using the up/down arrow button and press OK.
  • Select accessibility using the up/down arrow button and press OK.
  • Select Audio Description so it shows as On.

What is prefer audio description?

An audio description is a separate audio track that narrates or describes the visual content of a clip, show, or movie. You can listen to an audio description during a video to help you enjoy a program if you’re visually impaired, or when you’re unable to look at your screen.

What does 3d audio described mean?

What does Audio Described mean? An audio described performance is a standard screening ideal for visually impaired people. It works by playing a recorded narration, explaining what’s happening on screen – during gaps in the dialogue – through personal headphones.

What does CC mean for movies?

Closed Captioning

What does 2d movie mean?

A normal movie is a 2D movie. 2D refers to the two dimensions (width and height) whereas a 3D movie has a third dimension, depth. Sometimes people make the mistake of calling an animated movie a 3D movie, when in fact it just a 2D movie made in a 3D application.

What does it mean if a movie is closed caption?

Closed captioning (CC) refers to the text version of the spoken words that accompany videos or movies so that us deaf and hard of hearing people can also enjoy watching movies. Unlike open captions, closed captions can be turned on or off, thus the text is created prior to the screening.

How is closed captioning done?

A stenographer listens to the broadcast and types the words into a special computer program that adds the captions to the television signal. The typists have to be skilled at dictation and spelling and they have to be very fast and accurate at typing. FAQ on closed captioning by advocate Gary Robson.

How does closed caption work at the movies?

Movie theaters must provide closed captioning display devices to patron who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices may be hand-held or clip onto seat-backs so that the closed captions are visible only to the patron in need. For blind patrons, theaters must provide an audio description track.