Title of edited book
The Routledge handbook of audio description
Year of publication
This chapter presents audio description training in the academic context. It first includes an overview of competences involved in the creation of audio description as mentioned in the literature. The overview is used to propose an audio description competence model as derived from currently the most widely accepted PACTE model of translation competence. The chapter also presents pedagogical approaches adopted by trainers and described in the literature to develop courses, activities and assessment procedures. The second part of the chapter presents results of a survey conducted within the ADLAB PRO project among 57 trainers conducting 93 audio description courses to verify to what extent the proposed competence model and pedagogical approaches suggested in the literature are reflected in the actual practice of AD training at universities.