Writing Works Wonders: Advancing Beyond Barriers
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Ep 125 Writing Works Wonders: dr. Joel Snyder - Author & Audio description interview

Show Notes episode 125 Dr. Joel Snyder interview

Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King

Audio description is the topic ! We have the founder of the audio description project, Dr Joel Snyder , joining us for a lively and informative interview. Dr Snyder is the author of The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description. In addition to his other achievements, he has trained people in audio description n in over 40 states.

in this fun, and informative episode, we answer such question as what is audio description? How far has it reached across different media? How do we access audio description? Why is audio description important? Who benefits from audio description? And how is Writing interwoven into the industry and meaning of description?

About Joel Snyder, Ph.D One of the first audio describers, Joel Snyder, Ph.D. is a true pioneer in the audio description field. He began describing theater events and media in 1981. A member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild, and a 20-year veteran of work as an arts specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts, he is perhaps best known internationally as one of the first “audio describers” at the world’s first audio description service (c. 1981).

His contribution and impact to the field of audio description is vast and unparalleled. He is currently President, Audio Description Associates, LLC as well as the Founder/Senior Consultant, Audio Description Project, American Council of the Blind.

A few of his recognitions include Author of The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description Fulbright Scholar 2019 – For teaching in Audio Description in Athens, Greece with workshops in Malta and Ukraine Winner of the 2015 American Foundation for the Blind Access Award Winner of the 2014 Career Achievement Award in Audio Description of the American Council of the Blind Winner of the 2014 Vernon Henley Media Award for promoting and furthering the availability of audio description.

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