October 17, 2017


Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest
-- Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video --

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 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 http://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 at http://www.acb.org/adp/dvds.html.

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

Register for the contest at http://listeningislearning.org/badie_entry-form.html. 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

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Saturday, December 1, 2017

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.

About the American Council of the Blind

Based in Alexandria, Va., ACB is a membership organization of diverse individuals who come together to protect the civil rights of people who are blind or visually impaired. Through advocacy, education and partnerships with consumer organizations, technology companies and corporations, ACB works to enhance access to information, technology, break down barriers to employment, and strives to improve the equality of opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Contact Information:
Sharon Lovering
American Council of the Blind
Alexandria, VA
United States
Voice: (202) 467-5081
Website: http://www.acb.org

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