The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description

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ISBN: 9781457527227
180 pages

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The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description, with its associated website, offers the first overview of audio description (AD)-its history, its application in a wide range of genres, and techniques for training describers. AD makes the visual images of theater, media, and visual art accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.

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About Joel Snyder, PhD

Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world's first audio describers, a pioneer in the field of audio description-making theater events, museum exhibitions, and media accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Dr. Snyder began describing the performing arts in 1981 and has made hundreds of live theater productions accessible to visually impaired audience members...

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Excerpt

In some ways, for an access technique/form of audiovisual translation that is more than thirty years old as a formal practice or area of inquiry, a great deal of progress has been made. Most notably in the UK, where a mandate (albeit relatively modest) exists for description on broadcast television, significant strides have been made in developing the state of this art, for media, in performance (including sporting engagements), and for exhibitions.

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