Audio Describer Joanne Linn provides live description at a performance.
The Kentucky Center Access Services provides services for patrons with disabilities that attend events at The Kentucky Center and the Brown Theatre on Broadway, as well as other venues such as Actors Theatre of Louisville and Kentucky Shakespeare. The trainings focus on two specific areas of service, Audio Description and Caption Theater.
If you are interested in volunteering and completing training described below for either program, please contact Stacy Ridgway, Manager of Accessibility Services, by email at email@example.com or by TEXT at 502-780-1249. For each area of specialization, attending all three training sessions is required.
Registration is required and ends on Monday, January 28.
Captioned Theater is an accessibility service for those who are deaf or who have hearing loss used in a live theater setting. The text of the performance is entered into a computer. The Captioner then previews and the text is edited after to add off stage sounds or to adjust the script from the written script to the actual version that the actors perform. The Captioner then scrolls the scripted dialogue synchronized wit h the actors on stage as they speak the lines. The role of Captioner requires two and a half days of intense classroom training taking place in February 2019.
Caption Theater Training*
Friday, February 1st 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, February 2nd 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 3rd 9:00am – 5:00pm
*Attending all three dates is required
Audio Description is a service for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. It provides description of the scenery, costumes and stage movement during a live performance. Audience members who request the service receive the description from a small FM receiver with a single earpiece. The Describer is trained not to speak over the lines of the dialogue or singing, only during verbal pauses. We will be offering training for both Audio Describers and Audio Description Assistants. The Describers provide the live description during the performance, this role requires two and a half days of intense classroom training.
Audio Description Describer Training*
Friday, 2/15/19 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 2/16/19 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 2/17/19 9:00am – 5:00pm
*Attending all three dates is required.