Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Video Description Training for Employment

Video Description Training for Employment

Video description is a tool developed to provide blind people with access to visual information portrayed in videos; however, historically the work force in the video description field overwhelmingly consists of sighted individuals. Beginning July 1, 2012, major broadcast and cable networks will be required to provide video description for some television programs. The growing need to produce video-described programming will create new employment opportunities for blind professionals. This workshop will provide participants with some initial training which could potentially make them desirable to companies who provide video description.

Program Details:
Application deadline is March 9, 2012
Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance status in early April
When: May 14 to 18, 2012
Where: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
Who: up to 10 blind adults with the required prerequisite skills

Travel and room and board will be provided.
To apply, or to find out about the prerequisite skills desired for participants of this seminar, visit www.nfb.org/vdrdc.

For more information about the Video Description Research and Development Center, visit www.vdrdc.org

If you have questions about this program please contact Natalie Shaheen by calling 410-659-9314 extension 2293, or by e-mailing nshaheen@nfb.org

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