Audio Description Training

forweb-DisabledLostchild-1Audio           – sound, especially when recorded, transmitted, or reproduced

Description – a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event

Training       – the action of teaching a person a skill or type of behaviour

For museum, gallery & heritage staff

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Wednesday 10th May 9.30am – 5pm

There are 15 available places

Price: £45 per person including lunch

Join DASH and DAC for an interactive training day designed to build your knowledge and awareness of disability equality in museums, galleries and cultural centres, specifically in relation to 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
  • Identify methods by which museum, gallery and heritage buildings can be made more inclusive and accessible to blind and partially sighted visitors
  • Use appropriate approaches to describe images and objects 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.”

To book please go to – http://audiodescriptioncardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information contact DASH 01743 272939 – [email protected]www.dasharts.org