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Archived Webinar for Teachers Now Available

posted Mar 1, 2012, 12:37 PM by Korie Boctor   [ updated Nov 28, 2012, 9:43 AM ]
We had great success with our first Webinar for Teachers that was held January 24th! We had about 130 participants attend the live Webinar and many more have viewed the archived Webinar since it aired.

Did you miss the Webinar? Watch the free recorded Webinar here.  Please fill out the Webinar survey, following the recorded Webinar.

Brief Summary of the Webinar:

In collaboration with The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) and other partners in the Description Leadership Network (DLN), the Video Description Research and Development Center kicked off the New Year with an exciting series of Free Educational Webinars about using innovative description technologies in the classroom.

This semesterly series will be of particular interest to teachers, administrators, and parents of blind students. The first of these exciting Webinars
is archived and is available online. This free Webinar, taught by a group of unparalleled experts in the field, provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in providing better access to video for students with visual disabilities.

Topics covered in this Webinar included:
  • A teachers’ guide to using video description
  • A comprehensive overview of resources for obtaining described materials
  • A sneak peak at the description technologies of the future being developed at the VDRDC

This was the first session in a series of four Webinars to take place over the next two years, each focusing on a different aspect of description and classroom video accessibility for blind and visually-impaired students. Future Webinars will cover such topics as using smartphones for unobtrusive real-time description, creating wiki-style description for educational video, how to become a better amateur describer, and more.

Watch the archived Webinar here to begin making your classroom more accessible.

Please fill out the Webinar survey, following the Webinar.

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