Audio Description for the Visual Arts

April 24, 2021 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Learn how to audio describe visual art with an interactive workshop via Zoom! We will be learning the ins and outs of the art of audio description, using a virtual tour of the Teaching Gallery Collection at Lehigh University Art Galleries for example. Workshop attendees are given the opportunity to practice what they've learned by speaking with guest patrons from the Center for Vision Loss. Join us for a unique and interactive virtual training!

Learn more about Audio Description an Arts & Access Always Initiative by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council here.

Register in advance for the workshop here.

Presenter: Nicole Sardella, AD by Nicole

Fees: $50/members; $55/non-members; $20/students

Questions can be directed to Elise at access@lvartscouncil.org

Nicole Sardella is an experience audio describer based in the Philadelphia region.

“When I audio describe, I use words to describe the visual elements of the medium I’m describing. Think of me as a sportscaster but for the arts — an artscaster. For live art, I narrate the actions, as well as describing the sets and costumes. For visual art, I use words to describe the visual elements of the piece. Regardless of the medium, my goal is to provide a truly meaningful accessible experience for people who are blind or have low vision.”

Nicole has experience conducting performing and visual arts audio description for Art-Reach; Broadway Philadelphia; DeSales University Act I; Disability Pride Pennsylvania; DISLABELED Philly Film Series; Muhlenberg College; Muhlenberg Summer Theater;  Pennsylvania Ballet; People’s Light and Theater Company; Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Punchlight Theater Company; Temple Institute on Disabilities; Arts & Access Always | Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Temple University School of Theater, Film and Media Arts; Walnut Street Theater, Franklin Institute; Philadelphia Horticultural Society; and University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She has also hosted trainings, both virtual and in person, for Art-Reach and the Temple University School of Theater, Film and Media Arts.