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Audio Description Advocacy with Well-Known Voice Talents
February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Well-known voice talents Roy Samuelson, Thomas Reid and Satauna Howery will join local nonprofit Society for the Blind in an online discussion about the field of audio description and why they advocate for its expansion, especially for people who are blind or low-vision. The presentation “Nothing About Us Without Us” will take place Feb. 22 from 5:30-7:00pm online. The event will explore what makes for quality audio description, how it was created by people who were blind and is becoming a rapidly growing career field for those without vision, and why there is a new push in the entertainment industry to market audio description to people with vision so they can listen to entertainment content as they do audio books. To RSVP, visit SocietyfortheBlind.org.
For 68 years, Society for the Blind has created innovative ways to empower individuals living with low vision or blindness to discover, develop and achieve their full potential. Society for the Blind has grown from a dedicated group of volunteers to a nationally recognized agency and the only comprehensive rehabilitative teaching center that provides services for a 27-county region of northern California. The nonprofit provides low-vision eye care, life and job skills training, mentorship, and access to tools to maintain independence for more than 5,000 youth, working-age adults and seniors experiencing vision loss each year. For more information or to make a donation, visit SocietyfortheBlind.org.