Audio Description: How Blind People Watch TV

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August 09, 2021

About the Event

Performers Governors Patrika Darbo and Bob Bergen, along with their Peer Group Executive Committee, present:

Audio Description: How Blind People Watch TV

Audio Description is an art form, a very specific acting skill that furthers inclusion by bringing content to life for blind audiences while benefiting all television productions and genres.

It has become an art form that has created the opportunity for outreach to 32 million blind and low-vision adult Americans. And, it's another avenue for professional talents and experts, including disabled performers, to work in the industry.

The Television Academy now recognizes audio description narrators' television credits as qualification for active membership! Please join us to learn what this means to the Performers Peer Group, as well as other Television Academy members, from experts in this burgeoning field.

Audio description gives blind audiences access to the visuals.

Panelists*:

  • Ian McDonald, Media Access Group, Audio description creator
  • Sarah Herlinger, Apple TV+
  • Melody Goodspeed, American Foundation for the Blind major gifts specialist, Audio description connoisseur, voice talent and consumer
  • Thomas Reid, Reid My Mind Radio; audio description narrator and consumer

Moderated by:

  • Roy Samuelson, Audio description narrator, advocate, and The ADNA podcast series’ host and producer

Produced by:
Marian Massaro, Nickie Bryar, Bob Bergen and Roy Samuelson

*subject to availability

RSVP is required.
Academy Members: Click here to RSVP.

Foundation Alumni: Click here to RSVP.

This event will be presented online. Details will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

Produced By

This event is presented and hosted
by the Television Academy.

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August 09, 2021
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Location

This event will be presented online. Details will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

Academy Members: Click here to RSVP.
Foundation Alumni: Click here to RSVP.

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