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Live: Audio Description: The Basics

taught by: Celia Hughes
co-presented by: April Sullivan

Session Summary

Audio description is a powerful tool for making visual information more accessible to a wide range of people. Gaining an understanding of the core principles of description can assist content developers select and present visual information in a more universally accessible format.


Are you receiving feedback that your video or web content needs description? Don’t know what that means or how to begin? Come to this session to learn what to look for when asked to provide description; tips for preparing description; how to consider description from the beginning; how to know that what you are doing is necessary and effective; questions to ask before you get started; and more. Work smarter so that Audio Description is built into your up-front planning for universal accessibility. This session will include an interactive discussion and opportunities to ask your most pressing questions.

Practical Skills

  • Learn the core skills of audio description
  • Apply these skills to decision making in content development
  • Plan the next steps in implementing description as a feature of your visual content