Blind and partially sighted visitors are invited to join The Lightbox for an audio-described tour of the ‘Renoir in Britain’...Fri 7 March 2014 10.30am
VocalEyes is seeking a Programme Manager for its increasing scope of work with museums, galleries and heritage sites. This exciting new role is to support clients in making their services inclusive, engaging and enjoyable for blind and partially...
- Date added: 4 March 2014
- WINTER PARALYMPIC CEREMONIES AUDIO-DESCRIBED
VocalEyes is delighted that Describers Willie Elliot and Hannah Brownlie who did a sterling job audio-describing the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Channel 4 will again be providing access for blind and partially sighted TV viewers for the Opening AND CLOSING Ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
- Date added: 24 February 2014
- CONGRATULATIONS, LOUISE!
Congratulations to Louise Fryer on successfully completing her PhD at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Her thesis is entitled: “Putting it into words: the impact of visual impairment on perception, experience and presence”.
In the thesis, Louise investigates the psychology behind audio description; exploring the effect of language versus environmental sound in real and virtual environments and finds out what blind people want from audio description and how it enhances their enjoyment (or otherwise); also including ways of measuring the immersive experience that audio description can provide.
Louise is one of our regular VocalEyes Describers and has delivered many of our Audio-description training courses. Louise has been an audio describer at the National Theatre since the theatre’s service began in 1993. In the mid-90s, Louise spent 18 months working for the BBC, launching a pilot audio description service, as part of the Audetel project. Louise has described television programmes, videos and DVDs for the RNIB, IMS and ITFC. In addition to working as a describer, Louise is a Radio 3 presenter.