The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description, USA

The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description – Eleventh Audio Description Institute

Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, USA

25-27 February 2017


The 2017 Audio Description Institute in Alexandria, VA February 25 – 27, 2017.

Online registration deadline is February 10, 2017 at 5 pm cst.

The credit card registration form is located at the top right hand corner and the check registration form is on the left side bar of the home page.

The mission of the American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Audio Description Project is to promote and advocate for the use of high-quality Audio Description in television, movies, performing arts, museums, educational materials and other venues where the presentation of visual media is critical to the understanding and appreciation of the content.

Audio Description is a narration service (provided at no additional charge to the patron) that attempts to describe what the sighted person takes for granted — those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion.

In theaters, in museums, and accompanying television, film, and video presentations, Audio Description guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions of new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and “sight gags,” all slipped in between portions of dialogue or songs.

Our goals are to sponsor a broad range of activities designed to build awareness of audio description among the general public as well as its principal users, people who are blind or have low vision.

To learn more about ACB or ACB’s Audio Description Project.

Crowne Plaza room rates are $114 per night plus taxes for a single or double room. Parking is $20 per day. You may call 877 317-5752 to make a reservation or online at Crowne Plaza. You will want to let the hotel know you are with the American Council of the Blind to receive this rate.


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