[Nfbc-info] FW: [nfbsc] Fw: [Nfbnet-master-list] Webinar: "Do It Yourself" EducationalDescription: Guidelines and Tools

Eric Calhoun eric at pmpmail.com
Tue Oct 23 20:22:26 UTC 2012

Original Message: 
From: "Keith Wiglesworth" <hwiglesworth at carolina.rr.com>
To: <nfbsc at yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [nfbsc] Fw: [Nfbnet-master-list] Webinar: "Do It Yourself"
EducationalDescription: Guidelines and Tools
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:35:32 -0400

----- Original Message ----- 
From: David Andrews 
To: nfbnet-master-list at nfbnet.org 
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:11 AM
Subject: [Nfbnet-master-list] Webinar: "Do It Yourself"
EducationalDescription: Guidelines and Tools

>From Mark Riccobono:



Webinar:  "Do It Yourself" Educational Description: Guidelines and Tools


Join us for a free, forward-looking webinar on the changing world of
educational video description on October 24, 2012. This innovative webinar
is presented by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), in
collaboration with the Video Description Research and Development Center
(VDRDC), and the Description Leadership Network (DLN). Register now at


This exciting and interactive presentation is perfect for teachers,
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. 


Topics include:


.             Live demonstrations of two FREE software programs which can
be used to add description to media.

.             The "Dos and Don'ts" of description.

.             An update of the activities of the VDRDC. 

.             An overview of resources for obtaining described materials
for use in the classroom. 


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. 


This webinar is the second in a series of four to be presented during the
two-year project. An archived copy of the first webinar, Bringing Video
Description Into the 21st Century, is available on the registration page. 


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), CaptionMax, The Described and Captioned
Media Program (DCMP), Dicapta, IDEAL Group, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(MMA), The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and Narrative Television
Network (NTN). 

CEU credit, through the Academy for Certification of Vision
Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), will be available to


Nfbnet-master-list mailing list
Nfbnet-master-list at nfbnet.org

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

More information about the NFBC-Info mailing list