Posts Tagged ‘audio description’

American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project Announces the 2009 Achievement Awards in Audio Description

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2009 — The American Council of the Blind (ACB) proudly announces the winners of the 2009 Achievement Awards in Audio Description, an initiative of the Council’s Audio Description Project (ADP)….  READ PRESS RELEASE

For blind theatergoers, audio descriptions are key pieces of the play

By John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times, FL — The words murmured on the headset are descriptive, yet short and to the point. • “All players on stage with trash can lids . . . They spin and hit lids . . . Green light on floor . . . A player comes to center stage, with plastic tube, drumsticks . . . He shimmies . . . Shimmies to the left . . . Player does a handstand.” • Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are hearing this at a production of Stomp, the exuberant, swirling dance production. • “They enter wearing barrels as shoes.” • If you were blind from birth, this is the part that might trip you up….  READ STORY