Vision Australia provides over 140 audio described performances each year across the country, including shows at Melbourne Theatre Company. During these performances, highly trained audio describers bring transitions, movements, gestures, props, settings, costumes and scenery vividly and succinctly to life during pauses in on stage dialogue. This allows people who are blind or have low vision to access every part of the arts and entertainment world they choose.
Vision Australia is currently requesting expressions of interest to becoming a Volunteer Vision Australia Audio Describer.
To be successful in this volunteer role you will possess:
- An awareness of the needs of people who are blind or have low vision;
- An interest in the arts and related recreational opportunities;
- Well developed observational skills (an eye for detail) and the ability to objectively verbalise what is observed;
- A good command of spoken English and clear diction;
- The ability to self assess preparation and delivery of audio description assignments and a commitment to working as a member of a team;
- Willingness to be involved in peer review and consumer feedback processes in order to provide best practice audio descriptions;
- Willingness to attend ongoing training sessions and meetings of audio describers as required.
For more information about becoming a Vision Australia Audio Describer, including the audition, training and assessment process please email Janene.Sadhu@visionaustralia.org before 22 September 2014. You can learn more about Vision Australia’s audio description service on their website.