The Audio Description Project Conference

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Monday, 7 July 2014 16:44pm

The third annual Audio Description Conference, an initiative of the American Council of the Blind, will be held in Las Vegas from 13 to 15 July.

The conference brings together audio describers, consumers, policymakers and other experts to discuss the current state of audio description and how the service could be improved and extended. This year there are sessions about the ways that audio description can aid literacy; audio description for broadcast television, the performing arts and museums; and audio description in Spanish.

One session, looking at the current state of audio description legislation in the US, will feature Karen Peltz Strauss of the Federal Communications Commission. Ms Peltz Strauss was instrumental in drafting the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which saw audio description quotas reintroduced for television.

The conference will also feature an awards ceremony, with the categories including ‘Young Described Film Critic of the Year’ and ‘Career Achievement in Audio Description’.

Full details of the conference can be found on the Audio Description Project webpage.

For more information on audio description, see our Audio description on TV page.

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