Join for a free, forward-looking webinar on the changing world of educational video description on October 24, 2012. This innovative webinar is presented by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), in collaboration with the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC), and the Description Leadership Network (DLN). Register now at http://webinars.dcmp.org/.

This exciting and interactive presentation is perfect for teachers, administrators, and parents who want to learn about the latest developments in video description technology and how it can help students who are blind and visually impaired in educational settings.

Topics include:

* Live demonstrations of two FREE software programs which can be used to add description to media.

* The "Dos and Don'ts" of description.
* An update of the activities of the VDRDC.
* An overview of resources for obtaining described materials for use in the classroom.

The Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC), administered by The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, is a two-year project with the mission to develop new technologies and techniques for the annotation of online video content and improving video accessibility for students who are blind or visually impaired. The VDRDC is funded by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), grant number H327J110005.

This webinar is the second in a series of four to be presented during the two-year project. An archived copy of the first webinar, Bringing Video Description Into the 21st Century, is available on the registration page.

Webinar participants will have valuable opportunity to learn from and interact with VDRDC scientists and members of the Description Leadership Network - a coalition of world-class organizations involved with the practicality, policy, and technology of blindness and video accessibility. DLN members include: The American Council of the Blind (ACB), The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), CaptionMax, The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), Dicapta, IDEAL Group, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and Narrative Television Network (NTN).

CEU credit, through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), will be available to participants.