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Monday, April 16 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Writing for Visual Media

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This workshop/ information session will explore the question of making visual media accessible to people with visual impairments as well as the additional benefits of becoming a video describer!   The new media trends of the 21st century such as tweeter, face book and other digital networks require that writers and producers use the language in a more concise and precise manner.  Video description offers new way to exercise your creative writing skills by shifting your attention to details that are important and relevant to the visually impaired.  In a talk and demonstration conducted by the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC) you will learn about the latest research, technological advancements and applications on Video description for both visually impaired and sighted individuals and how to make online video more accessible to blind and visually-impaired students and consumers.  Through hands- on exercises, Dicapta will guide you through the necessary skills to become a video describer.  Dicapta is the first company to provide Spanish-language video description in the United States, and the company has since described and captioned over 3,000 hours of educational and commercial television.
Speakers: Speakers: Dr. Joshua Miele, The Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC)
Carol Colmenares, Dicapta

Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
BEA Exhibit Hall

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