Catch me

Hello! Thank you for your interest!

I would love to come to your company/organization or school and work with your folks! I have limited availability during the school year, but I’m available for audio description sessions throughout January, February and July.

I can tailor a presentation or a training session to your needs, but you can bet it will include lots of audio description of Museums/Visual Art/Visitor Centers, Performing Arts, Media as well as audio description praxis.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Dr, Francisco Lima, associate professor at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Brazil, is the 2016 recipient of the Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description from the American Council of the Blind. The American Council of the Blind, the leading supporter of audio description in the United States, annually offers Achievement Awards in recognition of individuals and/or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the establishment and/or continued development of significant audio description programs. Dr. Lima has been nominated for the Achievement Award-International. This most prestigious award offered by the Council’s Audio Description Project recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of audio description over an extended period of time, leading, inspiring or providing significant service to others.” Dr. Lima is known internationally as one among only a handful of scholars who conducts research in audio description. Audio description is a translation of visual images to words, principally for the benefit of people who are blind or have low vision.

Dr.Lima’s latest project proposal on audio description was accepted by the National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution. The aim of his project is to make scientific illustrations accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. This unique approach to entomology is supported by Dr. Seàn Brady, Chair of the Department of Entomology of the National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Instituiton. In his words:

“I am in full support of his proposed work, which promises to make vital and unique contributions to the dissemination of entomological knowledge using audio descriptions. Not only will this project result in a dramatic and much-needed increase in the accessibility of entomological science and collections
for the visually impaired, it will also improve and refine the general practice of scientific description within my discipline, to the benefit of science and the general public.”

Read more about Dr. Lima here.