Audio Description (AD) provides a verbal version of the visual for the benefit of people who are blind or have low vision. Succinct descriptions precisely timed to occur only during the pauses in dialogue or significant sound elements of performing arts or in media allows persons with vision impairments to have greater access to the images integral to a given work of art. AD enhances film and video, broadcast television, live performances and museum exhibitions--a wide range of human endeavor. While intended as an access technique, AD has been shown to be useful for anyone who wants to truly notice and appreciate a more full perspective on any visual event. For instance, by using audio description, children’s books can be made accessible to kids who have low vision or are blind *and* can help develop more sophisticated language skills for all kids. A picture is worth 1000 words? Maybe. But the audio describer might say that a few well-chosen words conjure vivid and lasting images. This 60-minute workshop will introduce participants to the principles of audio description, how to produce quality description, and the importance of close communication with the “end users”—people who are blind or have low vision and all people who support this innovative use of technology to provide greater arts access.
|Keywords:||Blindness, Accessibility, Media Art, Performing Arts|
Director, Described Media, National Captioning Institute, Vienna, VA, USA
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