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Learn about Audio Description

“Audio description, also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art). It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is… Read more Learn about Audio Description

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week will be observed this year April 9-15, 2017 the week of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14th. Anne Sullivan was an early vision rehabilitation pioneer who worked closely with Helen Keller, to develop the skills she later used as an international advocate for those with vision and hearing loss.… Read more Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

AEM to Improve Job Training Programs – Webinar

From the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials… AEM to Improve Job Training and Workforce Development Programs Job training centers and related agencies have unique responsibilities for making education and training programs accessible for youth and adult job seekers with disabilities. Join this webinar to learn how increasing the availability and use of accessible educational… Read more AEM to Improve Job Training Programs – Webinar

Webinar: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce

EWDS 2016-2017 Webinar Series – Webinar 6 More Than Meets the Eye: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce February 9, 2017 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Presented by Judy Wolfe, MA, CRC, Transition Consultant and Samantha Fenderson, MA, CRC, Regional Director, Southern Maine, Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired.… Read more Webinar: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce

New Program Offering Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities

American Academy of Ophthalmology, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and VisionServe Alliance, Work in Partnership on Important Initiative New York, (Feb. 1, 2017) – Reading is a simple pleasure. However, millions of people are denied the joy of reading due to vision loss. Now, Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare®, are collaborating with the American… Read more New Program Offering Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities

Movie Captioning and Audio Description Final Rule

From ADA.gov… On November 21, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a Final Rule revising the Justice Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title III regulation to further clarify a public accommodation’s obligation to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for people with disabilities. The Final Rule requires require movie theaters to: Have and maintain… Read more Movie Captioning and Audio Description Final Rule