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Contest! Benefits of Audio Description in Education

Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video
The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are  co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for young  people who are blind or visually impaired, in three age range categories from ages 7 to 21: the Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) contest.
Kids love movies! Multimedia experiences are integral to public,  private, and special education curriculum. Audio description provides  access to all the visual images of the films and videos that sighted young  people enjoy.
Students choose an audio-described film or video from the more than 6,000 titles available through DCMP - visit Or a young person who is blind can borrow an audio-described video or film from a library, and dozens of audio-described films videos are available for purchase through the ACB-ADP's website at
Reviews can be submitted in writing, in braille or via an audio recording.
Register for the contest at Entries can also be submitted via e-mail or postal mail (submissions from outside the United States are fine) to:
ACB-DCMP Benefits of Audio Description In Education
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311 USA
Phone: (202) 467-5083
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Contest winners in each category will be chosen by January of 2017, and the grand prize winner will receive an iPad Mini! Each first-place winner will receive a $100 iTunes gift card. Second-place winners will receive a $50 iTunes gift card, and third-place winners will receive a $25 iTunes gift card. Each supporting teacher who has a winning student will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card.
Sharon Lovering, Editor
American Council of the Blind
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
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Event Date: 

Nov 30, 2016


Canadian entries

Posted by Laurie Watson

Hello, is this contest open to Canadians? Thanks.

Re Is The Contest Open To Canadians?

Posted by Andsan Glass

Yes, students who live outside of the United States are most welcome to enter the contest! We welcome entries from Canada, Mexico, and anywhere on the globe where kids are enjoying audio described movies.

Yes, Canadian Entries Are Welcome

Posted by Susan Glass

Apparently, my typing fingers got tangled on my Braille Sense computer, and the tangle resulted in my mangled signature. Yes, entries from all over the world are welcome in this contest.
Signed, Susan Glass: BADIE Contest Chair

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