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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Emirates Launches Audio Description for IFE

[Avionics Today 07-31-2014] Emirates recently introduced an audio description feature on it’s In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system for visually impaired air passengers. 
 
According to the Middle East carrier, audio description, increasingly common in cinemas and TV, is a recorded narration explaining the scene during the gaps in dialogue, while the film soundtrack continues at its normal pace. 
 

The feature offers audio description soundtracks on 16 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures films including Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks, Cars 2, Monsters University, Marvel’s The Avengers, Toy Story 3 and all four Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Emirates will distribute the IFE content through an on-board server, allowing passengers to access it without Wi-Fi connectivity. 

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