[Nfbmo] Accessible World Tek Talk Presents Joel Snyderr, March 1, 2010

fred olver goodfolks at charter.net
Tue Feb 23 23:30:06 UTC 2010

On Monday,March first,  at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time, Tek Talk 
presents An interview with Joel Snyder, Director of  American Council of the 
Blind's Audio Description Project.

Audio description, intended for persons who are blind or have visual 
impairments, is the narration that conveys the settings, costumes, body 
language, and sight gags in a visual presentation or performance. Concise, 
objective descriptions inserted between portions of dialogue or song can 
help listeners to understand important visual elements. Audio description is 
meant to complement a performance, not interfere with it. The narrative 
technique is successful because it makes the visual relevant.

On the Accessible World broadcast, Snyder will highlight the work of the 
American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ADP), an 
initiative that Snyder directs [www.adinternational.org].  The ADP is a 
major initiative designed to promote and produce description for media.  The 
ADP produced description for the 30th anniversary DVD of "The Miracle 
 Worker", as well as a DVD documentary biography of President Obama. In 
addition, the live ABC broadcast of President Obama's inauguration was audio 

Snyder will report on pending legislation that would mandate description for 
broadcast television and give us an update on recent progress in the courts 
regarding description in movie theaters.  He will also discuss how 
description is produced and share clips of description for nationally 
broadcast television and major motion pictures.

Date: Monday, March 1, 2010

Time:  5:00 PM PST, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CST, and 8:00 PM EST
           and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 1:00 GMT

Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price 
Tek Talk Training Room at:


Or, alternatively.

Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: www.accessibleworld.org
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.

All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to 
participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation 
or podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our website at 

If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing 
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download 
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to 
the Accessible World online rooms.

All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and 
open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, 
speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with 
the presenters and others in the virtual audience or text chat with the 
attendees. To speak to us, hold down the control key and talk; then let up 
to listen.

Accessible World uses News Wires, like this one, to inform people of the 
topic and times for the many Discussion Groups on Accessible World. The 
lists are announce only to keep the traffic to a minimum. You can join the 
Accessible World Announce List, the Tek Talk Announce List or the Sports 
Talk Announce List by completing the form at: 

Accessible World also provides a Tek Talk Discussion List. This list is 
intended to give you an opportunity to ask computer related questions, 
suggest topics to be used in the weekly Monday training programs, or just to 
interact with others interested in using assistive devices to access 
computers. You may sign up for this list by selecting the Tek Talk 
Discussion link on the same page and completing the form.

Accessible World Contacts:

Robert Acosta, Chair
Accessible World
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Web: www.helpinghands4theblind.org

Joann Becker, Events Coordinator
Accessible World
Email: joannbecker at comcast.net

George Buys, CEO.
Talking Communities
Email: buys at talkingcommunities.com

The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3) 
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the 
disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly 
relevant information about new products, services, and training 
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access 
barriers that adversely affect them

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