VSA Texas offers Two Day Audio Description Workshop for Performances
Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm & Sunday, February 26, 2017 1- 4 pm. AGE Building 3710 Cedar St. St. David's Conference Room 161 Austin, TX 78705 Cost: $55 (includes handouts, Saturday lunch) Special 25% discount for organizations enrolling two or more persons. Audio description is the verbal translation of visual information to make theater, television, films, museum exhibits, and outdoor events more enjoyable for people who are blind or have low vision. Learn what audio description is and what it can mean to patrons who have difficulty perceiving visual information. You will be trained in techniques and standards, and be given an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become an effective describer of visual information. If you are an arts organization or venue, train your staff to be able to offer this service to your patrons. If you are an individual, gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with VSA Texas in its service to the Austin arts community. No experience necessary. Just come with a love for the performing arts, a willingness to learn a new skill, and the patience to observe, analyze and communicate accurately and effectively. Purpose: To make performance (plays, concerts, dance) more accessible and enjoyable to people who are blind or have low vision. Presenter: Celia Hughes, Executive Director of VSA Texas, is a trained audio describer and co-founder of the Audio Description Coalition, who has been active for many years with Audio Description International and the Leadership Exchange in Arts & Disability (LEAD) Conference produced annually by the Kennedy Center. Advanced Registration is required: To register email Lynn@vsatx.org or call 512-454-9912. To learn more about VSA Texas visit www.vsatx.org.