CITI Lima 2020

III Congreso Internacional de Traductores e Intérpretes

2 y 3 de mayo de 2020, Lima, Perú


Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal
Joel Snyder(Estados Unidos)
Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers,” a pioneer in the field of Audio Description. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 62 countries and has made hundreds of live events, media projects and museums accessible. In 2014, the American Council of the Blind published Dr. Snyder’s book, The Visual Made Verbal – A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description.
Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

Audio Description makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, media describers translate the visual to a sense form that is accessible to a significant segment of the population (more than 21 million Americans experience significant vision loss - American Foundation for the Blind, 2008).

Audio Description turns images into words — the visual is made verbal, and aural and oral. It has been shown to provide access to the wide range of media and arts (television, film, performing arts, museums) that comprise any culture. Moreover, new studies show that Audio Description is a valuable assistive technology for people who are on the autism spectrum or having learning disabilities--and can help to build literacy in all people.

This session would provide an overview of the “Fundamentals of Audio Description” (developed by Dr. Snyder) and access awareness, particularly with respect to people who are blind or have low vision.

The implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act in the United States has spawned a virtual cottage industry for the development of description for broadcast television. Freelance writers for broadcast television projects can often be based anywhere in the world--computer equipment capable of accommodating high-speed downloads is a must.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will know/experience:

- who are "the blind"?
- the history of Audio Description
- Active Seeing / Visual Literacy -- developing skills in concentration and observation
- the art of "editing" what you see and the words you use
- using vivid, succinct and objective language
- how to use the spoken word to make meaning.

The session would involve approximately 30% lecture, 20% video-slides presentation, and 50% participation.
domingo, 03 de mayo de 2020, 16:00 - Sala 1
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