Rebecca Singh Introduction to Audio Description for the Screen and Visual Arts
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This presentation will provide an overview of audio description, and encourage it’s incorporation into regular accessibility practices. In particular, this workshop will focus on audio description techniques for video and visual art exhibition spaces including galleries and museums which serve to provide accessibility for Blind and partially sighted audiences.
A key goal is to consider the participation of all audiences, including Blind/partially sighted folx, when we plan events and create media, to learn and experiment with this practice, and to incorporate it into our professional activities.
Rebecca Singh of Superior Audio Description will guide us through the introduction to this topic in conversation with a guest(s) with lived experiences using audio description, starting with viewing media examples and discussing the practicalities considering both standard and creative approaches.
Interrogating Access 2: From Learning to Action is a collaborative project between Productions Spectrum, the artist-run centre OBORO and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Drawing from the Interrogating Access series, which was jointly hosted by OBORO and Spectrum Productions in 2019-2020, the project stems from a mutual desire to actively apply accessibility tools in visual and media arts milieus.
All events of the series are free and presented online and/or in barrier-free spaces. The public is also asked to help keep public spaces scent-free.
Rebecca Singh has been audio describing film, live performance and visual art since 2011. Her extensive experience includes producing, writing and voicing descriptions on all genres of films and performance in workflows ranging from do-it-yourself to Festivals to post production for major studios. She has described artwork from around the world including art films, large scale art installations, dance and opera.
Rebecca works with members of the Blind and partially sighted community on every project. Rebecca leans on experiences from her collaborative multidisciplinary art practice to navigate production needs and timelines. She is the founder and CEO of Superior Description Services and a contributor to the Routledge Handbook to Audio Description. Rebecca called Montreal home for over a decade and now is based out of Toronto.