Sample Schedule – Full Training

Day One (evening)

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:

  • Introductions and Opening Workshop
  • The Visually Impaired User
  • Audio Description History and Theory
  • The Four Tenets of Audio Description
  • Concentration and Observation

Day Two (9:30 am – 6:00 pm)

9:30 am – 11:15 am:

  • Audio Description exercises – still images
  • Speech, Breath Control, and Oral Interpretation

11:15 am – 11:30 am:

  • break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm:

  • View mini-documentaries on AD, plus other media samples

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm:

  • lunch

1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

  • View and analyze AD excerpts

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm:

  • break

3:15 pm – 6:00 pm:

  • Practicum: Individual description sessions with selected video scenes

Day Three (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm:

  • Practicum: Individual description sessions with selected video scenes (continued)

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

  • lunch

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm:

  • Practicum: Individual description sessions with selected video scenes (continued)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:

  • Mechanics and Logistics of Building and Maintaining an Audio Description Program
  • Summary
  • Closing Remarks