Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Job opportunity

Here's another item I'm just passing along in case anyone is interested:
Video Description Training for Employment


Video description is a tool developed to provide blind people with access to visual information portrayed in videos; however, historically the work force in the video description field overwhelmingly consists of sighted individuals. Beginning July 1, 2012, major broadcast and cable networks will be required to provide video description for some television programs. The growing need to produce video-described programming will create new employment opportunities for blind professionals. This workshop will provide participants with some initial training which could potentially make them desirable to companies who provide video description.

Program Details:

•Application deadline is March 9, 2012

•Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance status in early April

•When: May 14 to 18, 2012

•Where: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Baltimore, Maryland

•Who: up to 10 blind adults with the required prerequisite skills

Travel and room and board will be provided.

To apply, or to find out about the prerequisite skills desired for participants of this seminar, visit www.nfb.org/vdrdc.

For more information about the Video Description Research and Development Center, visit www.vdrdc.org

If you have questions about this program please contact Natalie Shaheen by calling 410-659-9314 extension 2293, or by e-mailing nshaheen@nfb.org

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