Monthly Archives: January 2013

Descriptive Video Works Congratulates Canadian Screen Award Nominees

At Descriptive Video Works we love seeing talent and excellence recognized but we especially like it when the recognition includes shows we have provided audio description for and clients we have long-standing relationships with.

A new year always brings change and in 2013 there’s already a big shake-up in the award season. The Genie Awards have disappeared back inside a magic lantern and the Gemini Awards have, one presumes, gone to find their long lost twin. In their place comes the new and improved, epic, combo-meal of awards in the shape of the Canadian Screen Awards which combines excellence in both the film and television mediums.

We would like to pass on our congratulations to ALL the Canadian Screen Award nominees but especially to the following shows which we are very proud to have made accessible to blind and vision impaired audiences.

Arctic Air – Best Television Drama

W5 – Best Information Series and Best Host/Interviewer

InSecurity – Best Comedy Actor and Best Photography

Pyros – Best Documentary or Reality Television Series and Best Sound

The Juno Awards – Best Live Television Direction

Sanctuary – Best Costume Design

Saw Dogs – Best Direction in a Reality Program and Best Photography


We look forward to describing lots more quality entertainment over the coming year for people who are blind and vision impaired.  The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live in a 2 hour special on Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 8pm on CBC.


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Descriptive Video Works Celebrates The Coming Year

A special message from Diane Johnson, President & CEO of Descriptive Video Works.

Happy New Year! Break out the bubble – we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2013!


For many people 2012 was a challenging year. Economic downturn affected virtually every business – ours included. Thankfully with our dedicated Descriptive Video Works team and wonderful clients we have held our own through the slow periods and things are shaping up quickly for some exciting developments in 2013. I am so grateful for your dedication to keeping us number one in Canada – with incredible potential to expand at a global level. Many new irons are in the fire and I hope to have some very exciting news to share within our first quarter.

We hear from our friends in the community of blind and vision impaired people how they are enjoying television and theatre like they never have before.   We know that as more and more people hear about audio description this group will have even more wonderful described entertainment to enjoy this coming year. One of the highlights for Descriptive Video Works in 2012  was doing the descriptive video for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics. We plan to do the same for many years to come.

On a personal note I wish you all the very best of health, happiness and prosperity in this auspicious new year!

One of our writers sent this to me and I would like to share it with you as we all move into a year filled with possibilities.

“If anything were possible… quickly, easily and now… what would your life look like. Who would you be with? What would you be doing? Where would you be living? What would you look like, feel like? Invite your future self into your present to help you become the person of your dreams.”

May your dreams become a reality in 2013 and may we all continue to take even small steps to make the world a softer more gentle place for all.

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