A full day Pre-Conference Training at Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability April 13 - 14, 2016 The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus
Image: A black and white line drawing of the front of a building. In the fore ground there are two men drawn in color wearing yellow hard hats, one with a tool belt the other holding blue prints that they appear to be discussing. The international access symbol, a stylized wheelchair, is on the front of the pedestal to the left of the steps, the pedestal on the right says “Ohio Museum of Universal Design”. The first step appears to be ten feet high.
Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 12th, 2016 The Ohio Union;1739 N. High Street; Columbus, Ohio Registration will open in February
Dr. Joel Snyder will provide an overview of Audio Description as tool to make visual information accessible to over twenty-one million print disabled Americans. Audio Description is a translation of images to words—the visual is made verbal— to provide access to the wide range of instructional and entertainment media, arts (graphics, video, paintings, television, images, performing arts, museums…) in both the virtual and brick and mortar worlds.
Who Should Attend: · web designers · instructional designers · arts managers · curators · educators · accessibility professionals who want a deeper awareness of this important access technique · experienced audio describers desiring an updated refresher session.
Topics Include: · audio description history and theory · 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" · "Speak the speech, I pray you"--using the spoken word to make meaning
The workshop will involve approximately 30% lecture, 20% video-slides presentation, and 50% participation (practica in the creation of audio description).
Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers,” a pioneer in the field of audio Description, making theater events, museum exhibitions, and media accessible to people who are blind or are visión-impaired. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 45 countries. Dr. Snyder has made hundreds of live theater productions accessible; his company, Audio Description Associates, LLC (www.audiodescribe.com) uses the same techniques to enhance a wide range of media projects including "Sesame Street," PBS, ABC and Fox network broadcasts, dozens of DVDs, feature films, and museum exhibits. He serves as Director of the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ADP). The ADP produced description for ABC-TV’s nationwide coverage for both of President Obama’s inaugurations and recently produced the first-ever audio described tour of The White House; the ADP website (www.acb.org/adp) is the nation’s principal provider of information and resources on audio description. Dr. Snyder holds a Ph.D. from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; the American Council of the Blind recently published Dr. Snyder’s book, The Visual Made Verbal – A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description.
The Multiple Perspectives Conference is hosted by Ohio State University’s ADA Coordinator’s Office is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University.