a Capacity Building Workshop presented by
the Audio Description Coalition and the Kennedy Center Leadership
Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference
Monday & Tuesday, August 19 & 20, 2013
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This fast-paced, interactive workshop - based on the capacity building curriculum developed by an international committee of audio description professionals - allows participants to discover the essentials that apply to audio description of live performances, visual art, multimedia and exhibits. Working in small groups, students learn the practical application of the core skills through participatory exercises, lectures and demonstrations.
The training is structured to accommodate describers at all levels of expertise--from beginners who have never tried audio description to experienced describers who want to expand their existing skills. At the conclusion of the workshop, new describers will be ready to further develop their skills as beginning describers and experienced describers will approach their work with refreshed and enhanced skills.
Workshop leaders will provide individual guidance to help participants take the next steps in their development by being available for follow-up calls and emails throughout the next year.
Trainers: Deborah Lewis, CEO, Arts Access Now (CA); Celia Hughes, Executive Director, VSA Texas (TX); Andrea Day: In-house Describer, Theater Development Fund (NYC).
The $550 training fee covers 2 days of training; training materials, box lunches, snacks and beverages on both days. Registrants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the two-day training.
To register: http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/conference.html or call Jessica at 202-416-8887
Audio Description Coalition members are trained audio describers, administrators, and users dedicated to the highest quality of audio description through training, mentoring, evaluation and professional development. Members are committed to upholding the Audio Description Coalition Standards for Audio Description and Code of Professional Conduct for Describers.
The Audio Description Coalition Standards and Code of Professional Conduct represents the combined training, experience, knowledge, and resources of this group of audio describers and trainers from across the United States.