Under the guidance and sponsorship of the Video Description Research and Development Center, the National Federation of the Blind, a Description Leadership Network Partner, will be hosting a ground breaking professional development workshop to train blind and visually-impaired people in many of the critical aspects of audio description production. This workshop will be developed and conducted in partnership with Rick Boggs, one of the foremost blind experts in the description industry.
This unique, 5 day program is the first of its kind. Historically the work force in the video description field overwhelmingly consists of sighted individuals. However, this workshop is designed to prepare blind and visually impaired people for careers in video description. Because blind and visually impaired people are not typically trained to describe video, this program is unlike any other as it will give participants the tools to compete in the field of video description.
In order to ensure the best outcome for the workshop, the NFB invited one of the foremost blind experts in the description industry, Rick Boggs, to design and conduct the training. The NFB continues to lead the nation in finding employment solutions for blind professionals, and Rick Boggs is an ideal NFB partner with a history of awards and commendations for inclusive hiring practices and opening career opportunities for blind professionals.
The workshop will be held May 14-18, 2012 at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
A total of 10 blind adults with the required prerequisite skills will be accepted.
The workshop is free.
In addition, travel and room and board will be provided.
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