Training opportunity: final places remaining

VocalEyes have raised funds to help us offer subsidised audio description and visual awareness training to small/ medium London museums.

A two-day course will be taking place in Central London on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March 2018

Audio description and visual awareness training course overview

This two-day training course combines visual awareness and audio description training delivered and supported by two trainers – an experienced audio describer and a blind/partially sighted visual awareness trainer.

Delegates will expect to come away with the following outcomes after training:

  • Visual awareness: learn how to identify the barriers facing blind and partially sighted visitors who are visiting the site; be able to welcome blind and partially sighted visitors; be able to guide blind and partially sighted visitors; and be able to employ other senses to support blind and partially sighted visitors.
  • Audio description training: learn the principles of audio description; learn how to develop audio description notes for use in delivery of live audio description tours of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays; increase understanding of audio description to feed into the development of new programming strands for all visitors.

The training days will run from 9.45am – 4.00pm, and delegates must be able to attend both days of the course.

The cost per delegate is £180, inclusive of VAT. Up to two places are available per museum.

  • Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Approximately two months after the course there will be the opportunity to attend a follow-up session, to ask further questions about delivery of audio description, share experiences with other participants and gain support for transferring the course into practice.

Places are strictly limited, so please respond as soon as possible to secure a booking: