Poldark is one of the shows selected by Australian television to be part of a trial to bring TV programmes to people who are blind and vision impaired reports audiodescription.
Audio description is used around the world to give the vision impaired access to television. It was previously trialled in Australia in 2012. The new trial begins on ABC1 on April 14, just in time for Poldark. It will be available initially on iphones and ipads via an iview app.
Joining Poldark in the trial are New Tricks, Grantchester, Fortitude, Redfern Now and the children’s programs Bubble Bath Bay, Deadly 60 and The Worst Year of My Life.
Poldark premieres in Australia on ABC1 on 12 April, 2015 at 8.40 pm.