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Audio Description Training - Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Wed 10 May 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 BST
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.
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.”
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