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Winter 2013 Webinar, "Going Pro: Using YouDescribe in the Classroom and Beyond" - Dec 11th at 11:00AM (PDT)

posted Dec 2, 2013, 2:58 PM by Korie Boctor   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 3:04 PM ]
Join The Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC) for a free, forward-looking webinar on the changing world of educational video description on December 11, 2013 at 02:00 PM EDT/01:00 PM CDT/12:00 PM MDT/11:00 AM PDT. While previous webinars have introduced YouDescribe, the exiting new tool developed by the VDRDC that anyone can use to add description to YouTube videos, this webinar will feature a live panel discussion about how YouDescribe is being used to provide access to content beyond the K-12 classroom. Learn how YouDescribe is being used by: nonprofit organizations and corporations that make promotional and corporate video accessible; alternative media specialists who provide access to college students who are blind; and organizations that provide volunteer and fee-based description services for their clients.
 
This exciting and interactive presentation is perfect for teachers, coordinators of college disability services, administrators, and parents who want to learn about the latest developments in video description technology and how it can help students who are blind and visually impaired in educational settings. CEU credit will be available to participants through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
 
This innovative webinar is provided by the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC), and the Description Leadership Network (DLN), and is being hosted by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP).

Register now: http://webinars.dcmp.org/

 
This Webinar is the fourth and final in a series presented during the two-year project. Archived copies of our previous webinars are available on the registration page.
 
The Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC), administered by The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, is a two-year project with the mission to develop new technologies and techniques for the annotation of online video content and improving video accessibility for students who are blind or visually impaired. The VDRDC is funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), grant number H327J110005.
 
Webinar participants will have valuable opportunity to learn from and interact with VDRDC scientists and members of the Description Leadership Network – a coalition of world-class organizations involved with the practicality, policy, and technology of blindness and video accessibility. DLN members include: The American Council of the Blind (ACB), The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Bridge Multimedia, CaptionMax, The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), Dicapta, IDEAL Group, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET), The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Narrative Television Network (NTN), Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), and The Accessible Planet (TAP).

Funding for this webinar series is provided by the U.S. Department of Education under grant H327J110005. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.