Audio Description trial commences on ABC iView

The ABC launched an Audio Description trial on ABC iView Tuesday 14 April on iOS devices. Please see information below regarding the trial, the programs that will be audio described and how to access it.

Vision Australia continues to campaign for audio description to be made available on broadcast television.

In the meantime Vision Australia’s Advocacy and Engagement team are working closely with the ABC to ensure that this trial benefits the blind and low vision community. 

Please send any feedback that you have on the trial to

Here is an instructional clip with information on how to access AD on iView -

Read the FAQs on ABC iView's website here.

Program highlights for June

Audio described programs that are scheduled to be available on iView:

  • 8MMM 
  • Animal Super Senses
  • Australian Story
  • Breathless
  • Broad City
  • Cleverman
  • Comedy Showroom-Bleak
  • Comedy Showroom-Ronny Chieng-International Student
  • Comedy Showroom-The Future Is Expensive
  • Comedy Showroom-The Legend Of Gavin Tanner
  • Comedy Showroom-The Letdown
  • Comedy Showroom-Moonman
  • David Attenborough's Rise Of Animals - Triumph Of The Vertebrates
  • Death Comes To Pemberley
  • Derek
  • Doctor Thorne
  • Doctor Who
  • Episodes
  • Father Brown
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Gardening Australia
  • Janet King Ss 2 (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • Midsomer Murders
  • No Offence (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • Our Crime
  • Rake 
  • Scott And Bailey
  • Silent Witness
  • Silk
  • The Beautiful Lie (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries
  • The Secret River (Iview Binge series from 10th June)
  • Whitechapel
  • Don't Blame Facebook
  • Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles 
  • Louis Theroux: Twilight Of The Porn Stars 
  • Miss Transgender UK
  • Dance Academy
  • Degrassi: Next Class
  • Hoopla Doopla
  • Merlin
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows
  • Octonauts
  • Olivia
  • Spooksville
  • Tomorrow When The War Began
  • Worst Year of My Life, Again


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