3Play Media


Audio Description Service


A unique and affordable approach to creating audio description.


Before we came along, audio description was a costly and time-consuming endeavor that required human voice actors. We knew there was a better way to make audio description available to the masses – cutting costs and time in half. Our audio description is created by professional describers and uses synthesized speech to deliver the final result. You can choose from multiple voice options and speeds to match the audio to your branding. Say hello to accessible videos – the easy way.

What you are guaranteed:

✔️ Standard and extended description options
✔️ Created by professional describers and powered by 3Play technology
✔️ Flexible workflow options
✔️ FCC, WCAG, Section 508, and ADA compliant solution


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Features & Tools to Customize Your Descriptions & Simplify Publishing

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Audio Description Editor
Allows users to edit their descriptions and playback their edits.

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Extended Audio Description
Allow for longer descriptions when there is not enough space to sufficiently describe the visuals in your video.
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Synthesized Speech
Choose from eighteen English voice options, three Spanish voice options, and three-speed options.

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User Platform
Order, manage and preview your description files in one convenient location.

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3Play Plugin
Add audio description tracks to video players that don’t allow you to publish a separate audio track.


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AD Formats
Text-based and media-based description formats, which you can access anytime.

Create Compliant Videos with 3Play Media

Many of the same accessibility laws that require closed captioning for video also require audio description.

In the US, audio description is required in many circumstances under the 21st Century Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Most web accessibility experts recommend shooting for WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance, which requires audio description for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media.

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Audio Description in Action: Indeed

As their accessibility statement says, “Indeed is committed to ensuring an accessible experience for all people who use our website.”

As part of their internal policies, Indeed strives to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA, which requires captioning and audio description on videos. Indeed’s YouTube account if full of amazing examples of audio description, like the following.




Audio Description Embed

The 3Play Plugin enables users to add captions, interactive transcripts, audio description, and SEO to videos they don’t own and to video players that otherwise don’t support these features.

With the 3Play Plugin, you can add audio description to videos without having to republish your audio or video files.

You can toggle audio description on or off and change the volume of the description separately from the volume of your original audio track.


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