ADA’s E-newsletter Note Pad and Archive

Welcome to The Audio Description Association’s E-newsletter, there have been several reincarnations of our publication the first started with Message Board, followed by Notice Board and today’s Note Pad.
Below you will find back issue and the current editions of Note Pad. The Archives for Message Board and Notice Board are also found here .

You can subscribe to Note Pad via the link at the bottom of this page to have a copy emailed to you on release.

If you are researching Audio Description you will find a quick reference guide to a variety of subjects in ADLIB.

The Audio Description Association's E-newsletter, Note Pad.

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  • Download: Note Pad August/September 2013 (pdf - 194 KB)
    Item 50 ADA Annual general meeting / song and spectacle workshop. Item 51 ADA Newsletter. Item 52 Equity Committee elections.
  • Download: Note Pad October 2013 (pdf - 241 KB)
    Item 54 Panto workshop. Item 55 Admit all – better access build bigger audiences. Item 56 Relaxed performances.
  • Download: Note Pad March 2014 ( - 18 Bytes)
    Item 67 Setting the scene workshop. Item 68 Directory of partially sighted advisors. Item 69 In memorium – John Webb 1947-2014 Item 70 Job Vacancy.
  • Download: Note Pad April 2014 (docx - 16 KB)
    Item 72 – New International Initiative on Audio Description
  • Download: Note Pad July 2015 (pdf - 211 KB)
    Item 132 – Congratulations Anne. Item 133 – ADA ‘S 2015 AGM and lecture. Item 134 – Museum of the year 2015- Audio described intros available. Item 135 – What’s on in Wales – New National Access Scheme. Item 136 – Describer needed for panto. Item 137 – First National AD Conference of the Century- Preliminary announcement.
  • Download: Note Pad August 2015 (pdf - 144 KB)
    Item 140 –Ada’s 2015 AGM and Lecture. Item 141 – New Ofcom Consultation on Electronic Programme Guides. Item 142 – The Inclusive Museum – Examining the impact of multi-sensory audio description on memorability. Item 143- AD at your local cinema .com Item 144 – Updates on projects we mentioned earlier.
  • Download: Note Pad November 2015 (pdf - 353 KB)
    Item 156 – Christmas Post - Seasons Greetings.
  • Download: Note Pad December 2015 (pdf - 546 KB)
    Item – 157 – Growing Audiences for Audio description – National conference – Birmingham Hippodrome 14th March 2016. Item 158 – German Speaker – Audio describer wanted / Script writer wanted. Item 159 – Experimenting with Integrated audio description. Item 160 Multisensory Christmas Cards. Item 161 – Two London Firsts For Vocal Eyes.
  • Download: Note Pad June 2016 (docx - 28 KB)
    Item 181 – Notes On Blindness. Item 182 – Audio description – the art of access – London Workshop – 21st October 10 AM. Item 183 – Whitechapel art gallery – Audio description tours. Item 184 – ADA 2016 AGM and Workshop. Item 185 – Fashion Statement – ADA Scotland introduces Audio describer gilets. Item 186 - Still to come.
  • Download: Note Pad Oct 2016 (pdf - 147 KB)
    Item 192 – Growing audiences for audio description – Conference Report.
  • Download: Growing Audiences Final Document as mentioned in October 2016's edition of Note Pad. (pdf - 2 MB)
  • Download: Note Pad May 2017 (pdf - 404 KB)
    Item 204 – Workshop on describing Burlesque in Blackpool. Item 205 – Date for your diary. Item 206 – 2017/2018 – Membership subscriptions now due. Item 207 – Shape Arts – Audio description Symposium at Tate Exchange. Item 208 – Sennheiser Mobile connect app for theatre AD.
  • Download: Note Pad August 2017 (pdf - 322 KB)
    Item 210 and 211 ADAs 2017 AGM and Elections to ADAs Executive Committee. Item 212 Details relating to the talk being give at the AGM entitled Recorded Audio Description for Theatre and the Visual Arts. Item 213 An American Council of the Blind article relating to the Total Eclipse. Item 214 ADLAB PRO Research Questionnaire for Describers. Item 215 Whats On Where. Vocaleyes list AD events nationwide. Item 216 Sennheiser MobileConnect App.
  • Download: Note Pad August 2017 Paula’s Snowdon challenge! (pdf - 179 KB)
    Item 217 - Paula Suchy is in peak condition as she prepares to tackle the slopes of Snowdon next month to raise funds for two charities – the Audio Description Association and her local Milton Keynes Reader Service.