Introduction to audio description and improving access to the visual arts for visually impaired people

This 2-hour Zoom session led by Kirin Saeed will offer participants the opportunity to gain basic audio description skills to enable them to provide in-house, on-demand audio described tours. 

Kirin will also explore more accessible solutions to organisations’ digital offer. This small group training will be delivered using a variety of fun and relaxed interactive exercises and discussions.

By the end of the session participants will have gained skills in/knowledge of:

  • Basic audio description techniques
  • Bespoke tools to ensure organisations taking part have an accessible digital offer

About the trainer:

Kirin Saeed

Kirin Saeed is currently working as a trainer and access consultant. In 1999 she obtained an MA in Human Resources at Northumbria University. She is also a professional actor trained through Graeae Theatre Company and London Metropolitan University through their Missing piece program in 2003. She has toured with Extant, Britain’s leading professional arts company for visually impaired people both in the UK and Europe. Kirin is an avid user of audio description in theatres, cinemas and galleries and museums and hopes that one day access provision will be the norm for all blind and partially sighted people.

In February 2021 Kirin was appointed as a member of Creative Scotland’s Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group. Read more.