TThe American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit organization with unparalleled expertise in accessible technology, research and information dissemination, and public policy related to blindness and visual impairment. They have extensive experience in developing guidelines, practices, and policies related to information accessibility and video description, and are the publishers of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, a peer-reviewed journal with a global reputation for reliable, authoritative research.
The AFB is conducting the VDRDC’s comprehensive reviews of prior literature in the area of Internet-based video description. This “systematic review and synthesis of existing research on technology that provides accessibility to educational program content is delivered via the Internet or through other technological devices for children who are blind or visually impaired.”
Jaclyn Packer, Ph.D., a widely respected researcher in the area of video description and accessibility will oversee the literature review. Katie Vizenor, former Research Associate of the AFB, will be a co-author on the paper. Other AFB personnel involved with the Description Leadership Network include Paul Schroeder, Vice President of Programs and Policy, and Mark Richart, Director, Public Policy.