Passing on a note from our friends at MindsEye, the folks who provide audio descriptions for our Variety Children's Theatre productions:
MindsEye's newest project will make the arts more available to the visually impaired in our area. We hope that when someone who is blind attends "The Sound of Music," regardless of the venue, they will "see" Captain von Trapp rip a Nazi flag from his window through the talents of a volunteer audio describer. Can you imagine giving that gift to someone?
This is just the beginning of our vision for the arts in St. Louis, but the first step is now. MindsEye has engaged Joel Snyder, PhD. of the American Council of the Blind to hold an audio describer training workshop free of charge for individuals.
We hope you can attend and build an inclusive arts culture in St. Louis!
Who? Adults ages 16+
What? Audio Description Training with Joel Snyder, PhD., American Council of the Blind
Where? Webster University
When? Friday July 29—Sunday, July 31
How much? Free for individual participants. Lunch is included.
We are greatly indebted to our supporters including Ameren Illinois and Lighthouse for the Blind - St. Louis. For more information and to register, please respond to this email or call 618-394-6449.
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9541 Church Circle Drive • Belleville, Illinois 62223