June 14, 2019

Accessibility Focus: Discovering Audio Description

Accessibility Focus: Discovering Audio Description

Date(s) - Friday, June 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Have you ever watched a movie or TV and wished you could see more? What kind of amulet is that warlock wearing? What is the make of that car? Who is she kissing! This two-hour class will give a brief overview of Audio Description, what it is and how it is created. We will examine the growing numbers of theatrical film releases, television programs and shows from streaming services like Netflix that are now providing audio description. We will review the ways you can find the described content you want to see and hear. On the way out of the library, how about checking out an audio described DVD? We have a great collection.

“Accessibility Focus” is series of programs focusing on accessibility and assistive technology. The events in this series are designed for anyone with an interest in accessibility, including educators, designers, decision makers, and anyone who might benefit, or knows someone who might benefit, from increased accessibility. Many of the events in this series focus on assistive technology, which helps people with challenges like low vision, hearing loss, or fine motor problems that make holding a book or turning pages difficult.