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Turning “Visual into Verbal” for the Visually Impaired

Audio Description was originally used to offer the visually impaired the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the Arts. It has since evolved and expanded to cover a broad range of areas.

AD was launched in Malaysia at St George’s Church, Penang, on Saturday 1st August 2015 by Mr Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang.

The inaugural AD for Malaysia was given by Helenn Wevers, Chairperson of the St George’s Church Guides. Helenn was one of the 1st group to be trained in the art of AD. By entwining the rich history of the Church with a description of the building itself as well as the beautiful forecourt, the students left having been able to “visualise” through words, what others visualise through sight.

It is a great honour and privilege for the St George’s Church Guides to be able to welcome not only sighted visitors but also visually impaired ones from all over the world…..

If you would like to know more about AD or would like to organise an AD visit, please contact the Church office on
+60 42612739 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Attention Helenn Wevers