Online launch of the EBU Handbook for high quality audio description on screen

Registration now open

Invitation to the online launch of the EBU Handbook for high quality audio description on screen, taking place on May 17 at 13:30 CET on Zoom.

In the 2 hour event, our panel of experts will present and discuss the EBU Handbook for High Quality Audio Description on Screen. This publication sets out to analyse what constitutes good description, based on more than three decades of practical experience from both a describer´s perspective and that of blind and partially sighted audiences.

EBU  promotes the rights and interests of more than 30 million people with sight loss in Europe, including the right to access information and the right to participate in cultural life, as set out in the UNCRPD. With the Handbook, EBU wishes to ensure the same high quality of description across Europe for millions of blind, partially sighted and other users to benefit from and enjoy.

For whom 

This new AD Handbook has been compiled for beginning as well as more experienced describers, editors, those wishing to set up or contract an AD service, film makers, script writers and universities or training institutes that offer AD education, as well as anyone interested in learning more about on-screen audio description.

Accessible event

EBU is committed to provide an inclusive  experience for all. Description is offered by the speakers and automatic captions  are activated during the session. 


Participation in the event is free and registration is open until Monday, May 15. You will receive a confirmation email with all necessary details to join the Zoom session. We invite you to register here:

registration form for EBU online launch event on 17th May 2023

Participants receive a digital copy of  The EBU Handbook for High Quality AD I

Should you have any queries, please contact 

We look forward very much to meeting you on May 17. 

Óran O´Neill, moderator

Veronika Hyks, panelist and co-author of the Handbook

Birgitta J. Blokland, panelist and co-author of the Handbook

Henrik Götesson, panelist

Nacho Lopez, event support