Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), in partnership with the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE), will be hosting an audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) training program to provide an opportunity for selected candidates to deliver the service at the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and World Cup Qatar 2022.
ADC is a dedicated service to enable partially sighted and blind people to follow live matches inside the stadium alongside their fellow supporters.
The sessions, delivered in English, will prepare participants from both genders to be commentators in Arabic or in English (prior experience is not necessary).
This is an intensive training program that will begin on the week of October 10, 2021 and will be held at TII premises, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, in Doha. Training will continue until the end of November, ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup, kicking off in Al-Khor on November 30, 2021.
Training will be delivered to small groups, between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm from Sundays to Thursdays, and specific training sessions will be held on Saturdays (time to be arranged with participants).
Applicants must submit a 60-second audio recording of themselves commentating over a football clip of their choice, in either Arabic or English. Candidates will be admitted to the training on the basis of their overall aptitude for commentating. Applications will not be judged on the quality of the audio recording, i.e. no professional recording is required.
Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take part in the full training program and to commentate at the FIFA Arab Cup.
The closing date for applications is October 7, 2021. You’ll be informed if your application has been accepted by October 9, 2021.