Episode 4 Resources: Audio/Visual Description

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  • The Visual Made Verbal
    Source: Audio Description Associates, LLC
    Link: audiodescribe.com
  • Audio Description Coalition
    Source: Audio Description Coalition
    Link: audiodescriptioncoalition.org
  • Audio Description for People with Vision Loss A Guide for Performing Arts Set
    Source: The Kennedy Center
    Link: kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/2013KC_AudioDescripGuide.pdf
  • Audio Description Services Projects throughout the U.S.
    Source: An Initiative of the American Council of the Blind
    Link: acb.org/adp/services.html
  • Audio Description Samples
    Examples include: Elmo’s World, The Color of Paradise, Phoenix Dance, That 70’s Show, Star Wars, and others.
    Source: Audio Description Associates, LLC
    Link: audiodescribe.com/samples
  • Accessible Practices - Best Practices - Audio Description
    Source: Association of Science - Technology Centers
    Link: astc.org/resource/access/medad.htm
  • Art Beyond Sight
    Source: Art Education for the Blind – Museum Education Institute
    Link: artbeyondsight.org/mei/
  • Critique of Audio Description
    Source: Blind Spot Blog (form the U.K.)
    Link: hannah-thompson.blogspot.com/2012/03/audio-description.html
  • Audio Description Overview
    Source: Perkins Scout
    Link: perkins.org/resources/scout/audio-description
  • VSA, the international organization on arts and disability
    Source: The Kennedy Center
    Link: kennedy-center.org/education/vsa
  • Audio Description Project
    This initiative of the American Council of the Blind will help you learn everything about Audio Description, from what is it, to samples, to who does it, to how and where it is available in various media.  You can also join the online discussion, follow on Facebook, and be notified of updates to the project by providing your email address.
    Source: American Council of the Blind
    Link: acb.org/adp/index.html
  • Audio Description Project Directory of Service Providers
    This directory is a product of the American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ADP) whose mission is to boost levels of description activity and disseminate information on that work throughout the nation, sponsoring a broad range of activities designed to build awareness of audio description among the general public as well as its principal users, people who are blind or have low vision.
    Source: National Center on Accessibility
    Link: ncaonline.org/products-directory/product-list/audio-desc-project.shtml


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