Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Royal Holloway, University of London and Vocal Eyes

This online course explored Audio Description and its relationship with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Learners evaluated insights from audio description users, audio describers, and theatre professionals. They assessed how Audio Description plays a vital role in communicating EDI to audiences, thereby developing their cultural awareness and reflecting on their own understanding of EDI. They explored practical tools and created their own inclusive Audio Descriptions.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Professor Hannah Thompson

Professor of French and Critical Disability Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London

97%
overall score

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the value of inclusive audio descriptions and introductions to a range of stakeholders including audiences, theatre professionals and funders
  • Demonstrate the role of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the development and delivery of film/theatre audio introductions and audio descriptions
  • Assess the role of the audio introduction and the audio description in the promotion and communication of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Design inclusive audio descriptions and audio introductions for a range of media
  • Evaluate insights from multiple stakeholders (blind/partially blind audience members, audio describers, theatre professionals)
  • Reflect on their own understanding of equality, diversity and inclusivity in their own and others’ audio descriptions and audio introductions

Syllabus

  • Introduction to AD: What are Inclusive Audio Introductions and Audio Descriptions?
  • The AD experience: a user’s perspective
  • Describing Diversity: The relationship between the AI / AD and the representation of diversity on stage/screen
  • The AD experience: a describer’s perspective
  • The AD experience: a performer’s perspective
  • Principles and Practice: How to create an inclusive Audio Description
  • Tools for Building Cultural Awareness and Competency

Issued on 5th January 2022

The person named on this certificate has completed the activities in the transcript above. For more information about Certificates of Achievement and the effort required to become eligible, visit futurelearn.com/proof-of-learning/certificate-of-achievement.

This certificate represents proof of learning. It is not a formal qualification, degree, or part of a degree.

Free online course:

Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Royal Holloway, University of London