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An Essay Contest for the Benefits of Audio Description in Education

American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are now accepting entries for the Benefits of Audio Description in Education, an essay contest.

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The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are now accepting entries for BADIE, or the Benefits of Audio Description in Education, an essay contest for young people (ages 7 to 21) who are blind or have low vision. It’s a great chance for students to engage with accessible learning materials, unleash their inner film critic, and compete for fun prizes.

How Students Can Enter

  1. Browse the free DCMP library at dcmp.org/.
  2. Watch any audio-described film (there are more than 6,000 educational titles to
    choose from!).
  3. Write an evaluation of the film’s audio description, commenting on the ways the
    audio description enhanced or detracted from your experience.
  4. Visit badiecontest.org to submit your entry. There you’ll also find guidelines
    and prize details, tips on writing a good review, and information about how audio
    description is created.

Categories

  • Alternate Assessment – students with non-traditional matriculation records
  • Sophomore – ages 7–10
  • Junior – ages 11–15
  • Senior – ages 16–21

Deadlines and Prizes

  • The deadline for contest entries is February 11, 2024.
  • Winners will be notified by the end of March 2024.
  • There will be first, second, and third place winners in each category, as well as a grand prize winner who will be awarded an iPad mini and invited to read his/her essay at the American Council of the Blind’s National Conference and Convention in July 2024.
  • Teachers of first-place winners also receive prizes.

Go to the BADIE website for complete details and to submit your entry!

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