Upcoming Webinar
Wednesday, August 25th at 2 pm EST
Audio Description:
If Your Eyes Could Speak -
Making Government Video Accessible to People Who Are Blind
Presented by
Dr. Joel Snyder
President, Audio Description Associates, LLC
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to information and communication technology (ICT) developed, procured, maintained, or used by federal agencies. One aspect of this accessibility involves audio descriptions which provide accessibility to media for people who are blind or have low vision. New estimates by the American Foundation for the Blind note that over 30 million Americans are blind or have difficulty seeing even with correction.

This presentation will demonstrate how audio description provides access to government-produced media; describers observe, select, and then succinctly and vividly use language to convey the visual image that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population.
The Visual Made Verbal

Audio description makes the visual images of cultural events (theater productions, television shows, films, visual art, and events) accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.

Dr. Joel Snyder, an audio description pioneer, has written a book and website offering the first overview of the field, including its history, application to a range of genres, training techniques, and list of resources. Describers employ succinct, vivid, imaginative words to convey visual images those with sight take for granted. This book is available for purchase at Amazon.
Learn More about Audio Description
Recorded Webinars
Microlearning Videos - A Success Story
Kelly Barrett, Internal Revenue Service
Combining Storytelling and Learning Theory to Support Effective Learning
Christopher Kaplan, Alvin Lawrence, and Andrew Clark Diamond Information Systems
Four Levels of Gamification Integration: Which do you use?
Dr. Jonathan Peters
CMO Sententia Gamification
Developing Leaders Virtually
MaryKate Dougherty
US Dept of Treasury

Accessibility and Section 508
Helen Chamberlain
GSA (Retired)

The Future of Organizations: Adaptive Learning
Fran Kassinger
US Dept. of Treasury
Learning Made Easy with Zoom
Russ Colbert
Check out our additional learning and development white pages
2021 iFEST Virtual Conference
2021 iFEST (Federal E-learning Science & Technology) virtual conference. The National Training & Simulation Association and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative registration is now open.

The iFEST is the premier conference on Distributed Learning, bringing together thought leaders, innovators, and senior officials from government, industry, and academia to collaborate and share the latest challenges and innovations in the field.

The iFEST 2021 will be held August 30 – September 1, 2021, with opportunities for some in-person events. The iFEST virtual conference is free to all Federal Government employees and active duty military.
Do you have any ideas for webinar topics, news, or resources you would like to share? We’d love to hear them! Contact Dr. Carla Lane or Jenny Varrichio.
Join Our Network!
FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association