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Audio-Reader Audio Description Training Registration

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lawrence, KS

Instructor: Jennifer Nigro


Registration for this training session is now closed. If you would like to be notified about future Audio Description training opportunities, please email

Audio description makes the visual elements of theater, television, movies, and visual art forms accessible for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired. In theater and movies, audio describers use concise, descriptive language to convey information about sets, costumes, body language and sight gags, slipping it in between portions of dialogue or songs. In museums, audio description enhances the experience of visual artworks beyond the generally provided interpretative materials.

Jennifer Nigro, the coordinator for Audio-Reader’s audio description and volunteer programs, will lead this two-day session in the art of audio description. 

Day 1: The Fundamentals of Audio Description

Saturday, April 21: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th Street

This session consists of an overview of audio description concepts, relating to all forms of visual art. Attendees will learn the elements of Audio Description, including observation techniques, decision-making, editing, and word choice. Participants will perform a series of exercises to help cement learning of the fundamentals.


Day 2: Practicum in Theater and Museum Description

Sunday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9-12:45: Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th Street;

1-4: Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

This session will give attendees the opportunity to practice their newfound audio description skills using movies and museum exhibits. The morning will focus primarily on theater (using movies for practice) with emphasis on live description. The afternoon will focus on art/museum description and scripting, using works in the Spencer Museum of Art galleries for practice.

Both sessions are required for participants wanting to become Audio Describers for the Audio-Reader program.  If you are not able to attend both days, please let us know in advance.

Please choose your registration option below (lunch is included in the registration fee):


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