Ever since Netflix added audio description to it’s service many blind and visually impaired customers have been enjoying the plethora of content. As Netflix continues to provide audio description they may even start to notice that sighted people are using audio description, but not to watch movies with their eyes.
As audio description grows many people who are not blind or visually impaired are finding benefits to using audio description. People who are on the autism spectrum find it very helpful to identify visual cues.
A trend is developing in the sighted population. Listening to movies with audio description like an audio book while driving or doing chores around the house.
People are starting to talk about their experiences, as sighted people, using audio description. On the site reddit, for example, a user details how they find audio description to be an interesting audio book. The best produced audio book ever, in fact.
Earlier this year, a podcast talked about audio description and presenting it as an audio book or new way to listen to movies. Audio description is growing and is even growing into markets not originally intended. This is a great thing.
It will be interesting to see how audio description will continue to be adopted by others, even consumers outside the immediate audio description market.