"Audio Description involves the accessibility of the visual images of theater, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired. It is a narration service (provided at no additional charge to the patron) that attempts to describe what the sighted person takes for granted -- those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion."-- From the American Council of the Blind.
Staff members from across campus have come together to create an audio described version of the 2018 Holiday Greeting. Enjoy.
If you're interested in learning more about Audio Description, check out these resources:
- The Visual Made Verbal, book by Joel Snyder
- AD Workshop videos run by Joel Snyder
- American Council for the Blind AD Training website
- Description Leadership Website
- Media Access Canada
- Described and Captioned Media Program through the Dept of Ed
- Benetech Diagram Center's website on Alt Text Guidelines
- AMAC's AD webinar
- Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation's AD Strategies
- YouDescribe's website for adding inline and extended audio description to YouTube videos
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about audio description in your classroom.