[nfbwatlk] Fwd: Video Description Focus Group Participants Needed: 2012 NFB National Convention

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue May 29 18:41:56 UTC 2012

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> From: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
> Date: May 29, 2012 9:54:38 PDT
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> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Video Description Focus Group Participants Needed: 2012 NFB National Convention
> Video Description Focus Group Participants Needed: 2012 NFB National Convention
> The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is collaborating with the Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center to host a stakeholder focus group on advanced concepts in video description. The focus group will be held during the 2012 NFB National Convention in Dallas, Texas. This session will include demonstrations of innovative description technologies, discussions about the changing role of video in education and training, and opportunities for participants to provide detailed structured input to Smith-Kettlewell's technology-development process. People who should consider attending include students, educators, parents, media professionals, and other consumers of video description. There is only space for twenty attendees in this session, and participants must register in advance for this important meeting.
> The focus group will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 (the exact meeting room will be announced prior to the convention). Those interested in participating in this focus group should send an e-mail to Beth Braun at the NFB Jernigan Institute (bbraun at nfb.org) with the following information:
> *              Your full name
> *              The best e-mail address to use in communicating with you prior to the convention
> *              A cell phone number that can be used to reach you at the convention.
> *              An indication of which of the following categories applies to you (include all that apply):
> o             K-12 student
> o             Undergraduate student
> o             Graduate student
> o             Teacher of blind students
> o             Rehabilitation professional
> o             Educator not working with blind students
> o             Parent of a blind child
> o             Consumer of video description
> o             Professional not working in a blindness- or education-related field
> *              Please indicate whether or not you are blind.
> If you are unable to e-mail your interest in the focus group, you can reach Beth at (410) 659-9314 ext. 2369.
> Please note that we will not pick participants on a first-come-first-served basis but rather to ensure that the focus group has a good mix of perspectives.
> Please respond with your interest no later than June 15.
> Thank you for your interest in shaping future developments in the description industry.
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