[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] [Nfbnet-master-list] Webinar: "Do It Yourself" Educational Description: Guidelines and Tools

Donnelly Wilburn donnellywilburn at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 12:18:48 UTC 2012

Thank you!
I find the information in your emails both very interesting and relevant.  I
did not know about this organization and the resources, and plan to forward
the information.
Thank you again.  I always look forward to your emails and information.
Take care

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


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

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
qw3apMbs2QYMLFNu_8LzHio0b4uNz7-JMg8Hrx7WQ==> - 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)<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/acb>, The American Foundation
for the Blind (AFB)<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/afb>,
CaptionMax<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/cm>, The Described and Captioned Media
Program (DCMP)<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/dcmp>,
Dicapta<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/dicapta>, IDEAL
Group<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/idealgroup>, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(MMA)<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/mma>, The National Federation of the Blind
(NFB)<http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/nfb>, and Narrative Television Network (NTN).

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

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