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Community Engaged Teaching and Learning Fellow and Her Students Awarded 2019 Audio Description Achievement Award

Posted in: Center for Community Engagement News

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Photo credit: Michael Palma

While audio descriptions of on-screen images and action have long allowed visually impaired audiences to enjoy movies and television programs, they are seldom available to theatergoers in English – much less in Spanish.

This spring, nine Montclair State University students provided the first live Spanish audio description offered by an off-Broadway theater. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has recognized their outstanding contribution to the development of audio description in the performing arts with a 2019 Audio Description Achievement Award.

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