Learn How to Become an Audio Describer

The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project Announces Its Thirteenth Audio Description Institute to be held February 24-26 at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (Virginia).

The institute is designed to give anyone interested in becoming a describer or description writer for television, film, live performances, or museum-like settings a hands-on, interactive training. Topics covered will include: the history and theory of audio description; the “Four Fundamentals of Audio Description”; active seeing/visual literacy-developing skills in concentration and observation; the art of “editing” what you see; vivid language: “The Visual Made Verbal”™; and “Speak the speech, I pray you”–using the spoken word to make meaning. The Institute will issue ACB-sponsored certificates to all successful participants confirming completion of this professional description training program.

Tuition for this three-day course is $495. Attendees will be responsible for their own lodging, parking, and meals except for a luncheon provided on Monday, February 26. Rooms at the Crowne Plaza Old Town are approximately $115 per night and can be reserved at the ACB rate by calling 703-683-6000. Space in the institute is limited. For registration information or questions, contact Dr. Joel Snyder at jsnyder@acb.org or 202-467-5083.

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