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An interesting new article appeared on NPR recently discussing the lawsuit regarding the lack of audio description for the immensely popular broadway show Hamilton. "I think what this suit brings to light is that you have a hidden population out there that is not gaining the full access to Broadway," says attorney Scott Dinin who filed the class-action suit. On the other hand, there are good things to report. "Last year, a new website called Theatre Access NYC launched" whose goal is " to provide one stop where people with disabilities can find accessible performances." Read the NPR article. (Posted Mar 21)
Per a recent Campus Announcement, the University of California, Berkeley, will cut off public access to tens of thousands of video lectures and podcasts in response to a U.S. Justice Department order that it make the educational content accessible to people with disabilities. Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order. Additional Article on File Deletion. This has been a popular item on our discussion list also. (Posted Mar 14)
The ADP Website has now been adapted to present better on your smartphone: minimal heading, separate navigation, and larger print filling existing screen space. Any webmaster interested in knowing how this was done may visit the ADP webmaster's Making a Website Mobile Friendly page. (Posted Mar 7)
That's the title of an article in Learning Solutions magazine. With input from ADP Directory Joel Snyder, it discusses the intersection of Universal Design and Audio Description. Worth a read! (Posted Mar 7)
Dr. Joel Snyder's ACB-published The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description is now available to audio description consumers as an audio book voiced by the author. Patrons of the Library of Congress' National Library Service can simply ask their local library to request a loan of the book. The local NLS library can ask the D.C. Talking Book Library for the book, number DC70147. The DC Talking Book Library phone number is 202-727-2142. The book can also be ordered in hardcopy from the ACB. (Posted Mar 7)
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premiered the reality series Kicking and Screaming recently.
has added the fourth "Chicago" series with description: Chicago Justice.