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Since 1988, NTN has been a leader in making television, movies, and educational programming accessible to our nation's 13 million people who are blind and visually impaired and their families.


 NTN Can Fulfill All Of Your FCC Requirements

 Call (800) 801-8184  or  (918) 627-1000


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NTN will script, narrate, mix sound levels, and return to you an audio described version of your project with time code so it can be matched back to any master you choose.


All You Have to Do is...

Send NTN a production copy of your project with time code.



According to the FCC, NTN has the most competitive prices in the industry (ask about bulk rate and contract pricing for networks). NTN's standard price is $1,800 per completed programming hour, billed in half hour segments.  Final pricing and turnaround time will be determined once a project has been reviewed by NTN.


  • NTN was founded in 1988 by blind and visually impaired people and has provided more hours of audio description, delivered via broadcast, cable, satellite, home video, DVD, Internet, etc., than anyone in the field of audio description.

  • NTN has described a broad spectrum of educational and entertainment programming, as well as instructional programming covering such topics as mobility, the early detection of cancer, job training, etc.

  • NTN's clients have included virtually all of the major broadcast and cable networks as well as the National Park Service, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the College of William and Mary, the Department of Transportation, the Cherokee Heritage Center, the University of Washington at Seattle, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • NTN has received an EMMY Award, a MEDIA ACCESS Award from the television and movie industry, an INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO Award, and a GOLDEN GEORGI, which is the top script-writing honor from The Writers Foundation of America. 

  • NTN has enjoyed positive publicity, including features on CNN, Good Morning America, and in TV Guide. NTN was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and was highlighted in Forbes’ recent book Great Success Stories

  • In 2010, Jim Stovall, founder and president of NTN, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council of the Blind, as well as top honors from the American Foundation for the Blind, for its pioneering work in making the world of television accessible to people who are visually impaired.

  • NTN was selected by the American Foundation for the Blind to audio describe its landmark video What Do You Do When You See A Blind Person?This is recognized as the definitive video in the field of accessibility for the visually impaired and can be experienced at

  • NTN is a proud recipient of the 2000 International Humanitarian Award from the Lions Clubs, which is the largest organization in the world dedicated to meeting the needs of blind and visually impaired people.

  • NTN provides more information about its service, as well as feature-length movies and educational programming on-demand, free of charge, 24-hours-a-day at

  • NTN is dedicated solely to audio description making NTN's system the most effective and consistent in the industry while offering the best prices and turnaround times available.  NTN owns and operates its own studios, was founded and is managed by blind and visually impaired people, as is therefore best able to meet the needs of that audience.

Latest News

NTN Celebrates 25th Year
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Warner Brothers Releases The Lamp Movie on DVD with Description from NTN.
The Lamp movie

NTN President, Jim Stovall, is named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network to oversee the industry. (read more)

NTN Completes 500th Described Episode of Law & Order for Turner. (click here for more information)

Jim Stovall / NTN Receives the Emmy AwardNTN Receives Emmy Award
Forbes Success SecretsNTN featured as one of Forbes Great Success Stories NTN Receives
"Cheers" from TV Guide
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