Audio Description Training
Developed by DASH and Disability Arts Cymru this one day intensive training course will give your staff the skills and knowledge to make your of gallery or museum more accessible to Blind and partially sighted people.
There will be three one day sessions 9.30am to 5pm:
Wednesday 9th November at Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
Thursday 10th November at Oriel Davies Newtown
Friday 11th November at Mostyn Llandudno
The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people. Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of “An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.”
The training sessions will happen in small groups (maximum 15 participants) and low cost : £45/ person including lunch (plus booking fee £3.17)
About the day
This is an interactive training day designed to build your knowledge and awareness of disability equality in museums, galleries and cultural centres.
We will look specifically at welcoming and supporting blind and partially sighted visitors and artists.
We will be focusing on the skills necessary for describing artworks, through practical exercises.
At the end of the training delegates will be able to
Understand what it means for people to live with sight loss and describe the barriers they face in relation to cultural and artistic venues
Demonstrate with confidence the appropriate etiquette and skills to use in guiding blind and partially sighted people (BPS)
Describe spaces, 2D and 3D objects with confidence
Use appropriate approaches to describe images and objects to BPS people