MACT Audio Describer Training

MACT Audio Describer Training
18 May 09:00 AM
Until 19 May, 05:00 PM 1d 8h

MACT Audio Describer Training

place Fringe Festival Office 79 13th Ave NE suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA expand_more
Presented by arrow_forward_ios MACT

Are you looking to learn a new way to (A) use your visual description skills, (B) enable people who are blind to enjoy public events more fully, and (C) earn money?

Investigate the world of Audio Description — creating vivid descriptions of key visual elements for people who are blind or have low vision, as well as for others who can finally see — through the describer’s words — sets, costumes, gestures, facial expressions, etc. New describers are needed due to retirements, new opportunities, and a nearly total absence of audio description in Greater Minnesota. (Shows with audio description and other access accommodations are listed on the Minnesota Access Alliance website: https://calendar.mnaccess.org/.)

Choose a two-day training that fits your schedule:
Thursday/Friday, May 16-17, at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, OR
Saturday/Sunday, May 18-19, at Minnesota Fringe office, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

The trainings, in person from 9:00 to 5:00, will primarily look at audio describing live events like plays, but the techniques also apply to description at art galleries, museums, historical sites, film/video, parades, etc. It will cover the basic guidelines and methods of description using equipment like portable microphones, transmitters and receivers available locally.

The cost is $80.

Trainer Celia Hughes is director of Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas), which has been providing Audio Description services in Texas and across the country (including Minnesota) for over 20 years. She has presented and trained at the Kennedy Center’s annual LEAD (Leadership Exchange in Arts & Disability) conferences, and serves on a national committee looking at audio description standards and certification.

To register, go to https://mn-act.net/index.php/about-us/training-workshops/#AD. For more information, call Jon at 612-819-0949 or mactfactor@icloud.com.

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