What is audio description?

  Translating images.  In the photo my hands are close in the foreground and further away behind my hands there can be seen surface of water and a rock. My hands are lifted in front of my face palms turned away from me. Fingers are held straight and tight together. A triangular shape is formed between the inwards turned hands: thumbs form the base of the triangle, index fingers the sides. The hands are out of focus and look therefore foggy. Inside the triangle can be seen a rock protruding out of water with a beam of sunlight shining on it. Photo by Jarkko Mikkonen,  www.jarkkomikkonen.com .

Translating images. In the photo my hands are close in the foreground and further away behind my hands there can be seen surface of water and a rock. My hands are lifted in front of my face palms turned away from me. Fingers are held straight and tight together. A triangular shape is formed between the inwards turned hands: thumbs form the base of the triangle, index fingers the sides. The hands are out of focus and look therefore foggy. Inside the triangle can be seen a rock protruding out of water with a beam of sunlight shining on it. Photo by Jarkko Mikkonen, www.jarkkomikkonen.com.

 
 

audio describer translates images

Audio describer transforms visual information that can not be seen by the visually impaired into words. Audio description is used in describing for example cinema, visual arts, theater as well as route, space or landscape. Thanks to audio description visually impaired people may have an equal access to visual culture and knowledge. Sighted people may also benefit from accessible and multi-sensory services as audio description guides the eye to focus on essential information.

 

about

I am Carita Lehtniemi, a Helsinki-based Audio describer and Art director. My friends describe me as clear, sharp and curious. My professions have a lot in common: they both are based on an interest in visual arts, text and communication – that is transforming images into words and words into images.

I have been working as an audio describer since 2010 focusing mainly in photography, sculptures, paintings, graphic and contemporary art as well as movies and tv series.

I have been working as a graphic designer since 1999 designing for example publications and magazines, photos shoots, visual identity of events as well as campaigns and concepts.

Do you need audio description in English or in French? Would you like to visit an exhibition, event or a tourist attraction in Helsinki with the help of a trained audio describer? Please, contact me for more information.

+358 40 514 7464
carita[at]kuvailutulkkaus.fi