Hearing the Arts: Participants of Basic Couse in Audio Description Learn to Verbalize Visual Information
The Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation held a basic course in audio description From February 6 to March 10.
Audio description, or a concise description of visual information for people with visual impairments, is a type of interpretation and a way to ensure inclusion. This type of professional activity is actively developing in many spheres of life, particularly in the field of culture. Therefore, employees of the Astrakhan Reserve Museum were also among the course attendees. The course was aimed at studying the principles and types of audio description and the ethics of communicating with blind and visually impaired people.
The programme included intensive practice of audio description skills: students learned to describe people’s emotions, appearance, and various objects of art – paintings, sculptures, historical buildings and artefacts – succinctly and concisely. We hope that the participants will manage to apply the acquired skills to help blind and visually impaired people get a more complete picture of the world around them and dive into the world of art.