Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest

From the American Council of the Blind

Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video

Logo for Audio Description

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2017 — The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people, in four categories from ages 7 to 21: the Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) contest.

Kids love movies!

Multimedia experiences are integral to public, private, and special education curriculum. Audio description provides access to all the visual images of the films and videos that sighted young people enjoy.

Students choose an audio-described film or video from the more than 6,000 titles available through DCMP — visit www.dcmp.org. Or a young person who is blind can borrow an audio-described video or film from a library, and dozens of audio-described films videos are available for purchase through the ACB-ADP’s website.

Reviews can be submitted in writing, in braille or via an audio recording.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:

Saturday, December 1, 2017

Register for the contest at listeningislearning.org

Entries can also be submitted via e-mail or postal mail (submissions from outside the United States are fine) to:

ACB-DCMP Benefits of Audio Description In Education
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311 USA
E-mail: jsnyder@acb.org
Phone: (202) 467-5083

Prizes

Contest winners in each category will be chosen by January of 2018, and the grand prize winner will receive an iPad Mini! Each first-place winner will receive a $100 iTunes gift card. Second-place winners will receive a $50 iTunes gift card, and third-place winners will receive a $25 iTunes gift card. Each supporting teacher who has a first-place winning student will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card.

 

Image Credit: By Mikael Persson, Syntolkning.nu [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons