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Gregory Frazier's Innovation In Audio Description

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Published on May 3, 2012

How can a blind or visually impaired person enjoy the theatre? Or movies, television, and other audiovisual productions? How can visual experiences effectively be made verbal?

Gregory Frazier, founder of AudioVision (http://www.audiovision.org/), was a key figure in the early development of audio description for persons with a visual impairment. Watch this historical treasure, introduced by Margaret Hardy, and learn from Emmy Award winner Frazier, a pioneer in the field.

Dr. Frazier describes audio description as, "The art of describing media and the arts for people with low vision or no vision. It is an art . . . as opposed to a craft." As he noted, describers are not just "describing what they see." They not only have a good speaking voice, good vocabulary, and outstanding command of the language, but they also have an innate ability or "feeling" for what's going on in a program. They are "translating an audiovisual event into a purely audio event." This was his vision that started in the 1970s and continued until his death in 1996.

Also read this original DCMP article (http://www.dcmp.org/ai/283/) by Hardy concerning her passion for the theatre and goal to help visually impaired people enjoy it. As background for your viewing, watch this short clip explaining what description is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h8Y7X...) and review a historical timeline of its development (http://www.dcmp.org/ai/193/).

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