VocalEye is hosting a variety of Professional Development events and workshops this fall, in-person and online.
SIGHTED GUIDE BASIC TRAINING – in-person
Learn how to effectively and confidently assist a person who is blind or partially sighted in everyday situations. The training will focus on practical techniques, language, etiquette and simple scenarios.
An additional orientation session for Theatre Buddy volunteers will be offered following the basic training. Instructors: Amy Amantea and Donna Soares.
Choose either Sunday, October 16 OR Sunday, November 6 from 1 pm to 4:15 pm. Theatre Buddy Orientation from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
Offered free of charge (donations gratefully accepted). Space is limited. Register here
Arts Club BMO Centre, 162 W. 1st Avenue, Vancouver | View Map
DESCRIBER CAFÉS – online Zoom
Join us on the last Friday of the month at 11 am Pacific Time for an online Zoom conversation around the art of audio description and arts access. Suitable for audio describers, AD users, access providers, artists and anyone interested sharing skills and resources. Join our Pro D mailing list for reminders and Zoom links.
Friday, September 30: Describer Check-in, share your projects, discoveries and challenges
Friday, October 28: Creative Access in Dance Description, with special guest, Andrea Cownden
Friday, November 25: Describing Fight Choreography, with special guest Clement Chu
Friday, January 27, 2023: Making Dance Meaningful for a Non-visual Audience, with special guest Naomi Brand
And more to come…