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Adding Descriptions to Videos

If audio descriptions have not been integrated into the speakers' original audio, you can add audio descriptions to an alternative video.

Adding Audio Descriptions to an Alternative Video

  1. Make a copy of your finished video.
  2. Write audio descriptions for your video based on its visual information.
  3. Using the audio recording software of your choice, record your audio descriptions.
  4. Combine you audio descriptions with your original audio to create a new audio track.
  5. Add the new audio track to your video using your video editing software.

Be sure to share both versions of your video: the original and the version with audio descriptions. Clearly identify each version so your audience members can choose the correct version for their needs.

Suggested Audio Recording Software

Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. It works well with Premiere Pro for editing the audio in your videos.


Audacity is a free desktop app for audio recording and editing. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


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