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Free Webinars for Teacher Training

posted Jan 5, 2012, 11:17 AM by Joshua A. Miele, Ph.D   [ updated Jan 5, 2012, 2:02 PM ]
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 is kicking 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 will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 02:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. This free Webinar, taught by a group of unparalleled experts in the field, will provide a solid foundation for anyone interested in providing better access to video for students with visual disabilities.

Topics to be covered in this Webinar include:
  • 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 is 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.

Register now
for this important Webinar to begin making your classroom more accessible.

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