Join the World Blind Union for a presentation on Audio Description Around the Globe on Tuesday, June 29 at 10:30am ET.
In November 2018, the World Blind Union and the American Council of the Blind released its “Survey of Worldwide Audio Description Activity” revealing for the first time the extent of audio description activity in various genres around the world. Access the report by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/7uh8azvw.
This session brings together leaders in audio description from nine countries to discuss the extent to which audio description has become a meaningful method for improving access to the arts and other events.
Joel Snyder, WBU
Brazil: Dr. Francisco Lima, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Canada: Dr. Deborah Fels, Ryerson University
Germany: Dr. Bernd Benecke, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Hong Kong: Cymie Yeung, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Russia: Alexey Kozoulyaev, RuFilms LLC
South Africa: Shakila Maharaj
Spain: Dr. Pilar Orero, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
U.K.: Sonali Rai, Royal National Institute of Blind People
Spain: Joaquín Leizaola Director de ILUNION Sociosanitario