Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Videos
The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are continuing their co-sponsorship of 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! Movies, videos, and other forms of multimedia are, these days, integral to public, private, and special education curriculum. If you’re a young person who can’t see or can’t see well, audio description provides access to all the visual images of the movies that sighted young people enjoy.
Students choose an audio-described film or video from the thousands of titles available through DCMP via streaming or on DVDs — visit www.dcmp.org. Or a young person who is blind can borrow an audio-described video or film from a library, and thousands of audio-described films and videos are available via streaming services. You can visit the ACB-ADP’s website at www.acb.org/adp/dvds.html for lists of DVDs and films with audio description.
Reviews can be submitted in writing, in braille or via an audio recording. Register for the contest at http://listeningislearning.org/badie.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
Phone: (202) 467-5083
Deadline for Entries:
Friday, January 22, 2021
Contest winners in each category will be chosen by February 19, 2021, 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.