VIEWS International audio tutorials for creating your own audio documents

This webpage contains audio tutorials, which will enable you to create your own audio documents. Audio documents can be

  • Podcasts,

  • Audioplays,

  • News and announcements,

  • Lectures about your topics of interest…

In order to create audio documents, you need a audio editing software, which allows you to edit your documents and to change them according to your needs. The audio editing software which will be used is called Audacity. This software is a free distributed software and is accessible for vision impaired users.

The audio tutorials will be published on a monthly base and explain step by step the most important methods in editing your audio documents. They will be Complemented by written indications which will sumarize the orally explained content.

Audio editing tutorial part 1​

Sound editing Audio tutorial part 1 – comonly used terms in the audio editing genre

This tutorial contains an explanation of the most used terms in the audio editing world. Terms like:

  • Cutting,
    Sound effects

will be explained and illustrated by practical examples.

As a highlight this tutorial contains an interview of Vanessa Cascio, the president of VIEWS International.

Empowerment of vision impaired youths in expressing themselves by using multimedia

Empowerment of vision impaired youths in expressing themselves by using multimedia
approaches and being self/help group leaders

VIEWS International is glad to announce that for the 3rd time consecutive (after
Florentin Radulescu from Romania and Vanessa Cascio from Italy) we will host a
youth worker in the Executive Office in the framework of the action 4.3c of the
Youth in Action Programme.

During 6 months (10/02-10/08/2014) we will to host Ms. Jessica Schroeder, a blind
youth worker from Germany. She’ll work in Views International (VI) offices situated
in Ans (BE). After working for 2 years in her SO, German Federation of the Blind and
Partially Sighted (DBSV), she now works as a volunteer in the same structure.

The youth worker will improve her skills in the project management field; she will
learn more about new EU funding programmes, as she will be looking for other funding
to realize activities in VI. The youth worker will experience team working in a
multicultural environment all by improving her French knowledge. At the end of the
project, she will have a better understanding of the daily work of an international
association & will be able to compare & learn from the differences in youth working
between Germany and Belgium.

This project will have a considerable impact on the youth worker as the
dissemination of the project results & its implementation in different courses &
audio documentations will raise social awareness for the challenges & abilities of
vision impaired youths in Europe. It can also be an advertising tool for new
collaborations between European youth organizations to facilitate inclusion process
& a partnership between disability & non-disability organizations. If vision
impaired people will conduct courses in working companies/universities it may
improve their access to study courses & the labour market.

She will improve her professional qualities, her personal qualities & she’ll have
more possibilities to find a professional job as a youth worker in Germany once the
mobility project will end. Empowering young visually impaired youth workers is one
of our main goals.

Views International will coordinate this project.

With the support of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union