[adp-list] News from Audio Description Associates
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Mon Jan 3 19:43:20 GMT 2011
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Silver Spring Campus
just outside Washington, DC
7:00 pm-9:15 pm
February 14-May 2, 2011
20 Sessions--certificate of completion awarded at conclusion
Cost: $516 +
$133 fee = $649
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One of the first audio describers, Joel Snyder began describing theater
events and media in 1981. In addition to his ongoing work in these genres
(Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, "Sesame Street," DVDs and feature films), each
year he develops audio described tours for major museums throughout the
United States including the Smithsonian Institution, the Getty, the
Albright-Knox, the National Aquarium, and several State museums and myriad
National Park and Forest Service exhibit centers.
He has introduced audio description/conducted audio description workshops
in 30 states and D.C. and over 25 countries; in summer 2008, Snyder
presented workshops in Montpellier, Shanghai, Beijing and provided
description for the World Blind Union in Geneva. Most recently, he trained
describers in Brazil and presented papers on description in Italy at the
International Conference on the Arts & Society and in Spain at the
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (where he is a Ph.D. candidate, expected
Audio Description Course - Spring 2011
Dear Description Enthusiast:
Study Audio Description
at Montgomery College this Spring!
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Description is a literary art form. It's a type of poetry--a haiku. It
provides a verbal version of the visual--the visual is made verbal, and
aural, and oral.
Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, describers convey the
visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a
significant segment of the population * and not fully realized by the rest
of us--the rest of us, sighted folks who see but who may not observe. Audio
describers provide services in various multi-media settings, including
theater, television, video, film, exhibits, museums, and educational
venues--but also at circuses, rodeos, ice skating exhibitions and myriad
* The American Foundation for the Blind now estimates that over 25 million
Americans are blind or have trouble seeing even with correction.
For broadcast television, on film and videotape and on DVDs, AD enhances the
regular program audio, precisely timed to occur only during the lapses
between dialogue. Until June of this 2009, description was accessed on
televised programs in the United States via a Secondary Audio Program
channel; now description audio is one of several additional audio tracks
This course is particularly timely: President Obama recently signed into law
a mandate for description on broadcast television beginning late in 2011.
Thus, the need for professionally trained describers will increase
dramatically throughout 2011.
The sessions will introduce participants to the principles of 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 media access.
Do join us this Spring -- I look forward to seeing you!
Audio Description Associates, LLC
"The Visual Is Made Verbal" tm
jsnyder at audiodescribe.com
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