The Audio Description Association (ADA) provides a range of training opportunities for new and practising describers, and others interested in access solutions for blind and partially sighted people. The next workshop is promoted on the Home Page and listed in “Note Pad” the organisations free e-newsletter found under Resources.
With the support of the RNIB, ADA's course for theatre describers was accredited by what is now the Open College Network Yorkshire and Humber Region in 2000.
During the past decade, the course has expanded to cover other leisure activities. A course for screen describers was accredited in 2006 and a pilot course for sports describers was run in association with RNIB in Spring 2013. A course on audio description for museums and the visual arts is under consideration.
All ADA's trainers are established describers, trained and experienced in the teaching and assessment of audio description.