A Practical Introduction to Audio Description and Described Video and Its Audiences

April 21, 6pm EST

This workshop will cover the practical elements of making films accessible to Blind and partially sighted audiences according to common specifications, best practices and guidelines as well as antiracist and anti discriminatory techniques. In addition we will hear from an audio description user about their experience in different settings and for different works. We will discuss one of the described (short) films in the festival as a jumping off point to a more nuanced discussion and invite you to screen the described film prior to attending the workshop.

PresenterRebecca Singh

has been audio describing film, live performance and visual art since 2011.  Her extensive experience includes producing, writing and voicing descriptions on all genres of films in workflows ranging from do-it-yourself to post production for major studios. She has described titles from around the world including short films for TQFF and other festivals. Rebecca works with members of the Blind and partially sighted community on every project. She is the founder and CEO of Superior Description Services and a contributor to the Routledge Handbook to Audio Description.

90 min Canada

2023, Symposium