KLM has launched a new audio description option for blind and visually impaired passengers accessing its in-flight entertainment content.

The service sees a narrator describing the visual elements of content during breaks in dialogue, including character descriptions, facial expressions, location information and plot development.

It is now available on all of the carrier’s B777 and B787 Dreamliner intercontinental flights, and has initially launched with the following three films, with more to be added in the coming months:

  • Home Again, starring Reece Witherspoon
  • Kingsman, The Golden Circle, starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie, starring Dave Franco and Justin Theroux

Last month Virgin Atlantic became the first carrier to offer iPad-based accessible entertainment for customers with sight loss, through a partnership with UK tech company Bluebox Viation Systems and Guide Dogs for the Blind.