[Nfbnet-members-list] Video Description Focus Group Participants Needed: 2012 NFB National Convention

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue May 29 16:54:38 UTC 2012

Video Description Focus Group Participants Needed: 2012 NFB National Convention

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is 
collaborating with the Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research 
and Development Center to host a stakeholder focus group on advanced 
concepts in video description. The focus group will be held during 
the 2012 NFB National Convention in Dallas, Texas. This session will 
include demonstrations of innovative description technologies, 
discussions about the changing role of video in education and 
training, and opportunities for participants to provide detailed 
structured input to Smith-Kettlewell's technology-development 
process. People who should consider attending include students, 
educators, parents, media professionals, and other consumers of video 
description. There is only space for twenty attendees in this 
session, and participants must register in advance for this important meeting.

The focus group will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 (the 
exact meeting room will be announced prior to the convention). Those 
interested in participating in this focus group should send an e-mail 
to Beth Braun at the NFB Jernigan Institute (bbraun at nfb.org) with the 
following information:

*              Your full name
*              The best e-mail address to use in communicating with 
you prior to the convention
*              A cell phone number that can be used to reach you at 
the convention.
*              An indication of which of the following categories 
applies to you (include all that apply):
o             K-12 student
o             Undergraduate student
o             Graduate student
o             Teacher of blind students
o             Rehabilitation professional
o             Educator not working with blind students
o             Parent of a blind child
o             Consumer of video description
o             Professional not working in a blindness- or 
education-related field
*              Please indicate whether or not you are blind.

If you are unable to e-mail your interest in the focus group, you can 
reach Beth at (410) 659-9314 ext. 2369.

Please note that we will not pick participants on a 
first-come-first-served basis but rather to ensure that the focus 
group has a good mix of perspectives.

Please respond with your interest no later than June 15.

Thank you for your interest in shaping future developments in the 
description industry.


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