Sunday Edition for March 21, 2021 – AIRA with Jeanine Stanley, Audio Description with Roy Samuelson, and Bold Blind Beauty with Stephanae McCoy

Episode Notes

Jeanine Stanley join me to discuss Starbucks and the new and exciting things happening with the Visual interpreting service we love. Use the Zoom below and bring your questions!

Then in our second hour, Roy Samuelson brings new friend to Sunday edition to talk some exciting new projects and of course all things Audio Description.

With decades of voice over credits, Roy Samuelson entered audio description narration with passion and curiosity. Now with over 1000 audio description narrations on feature film and television series, he connects blind and low vision professionals, audio description audiences, and the entertainment industry through multiple efforts: the ADNA podcast series (featuring audio description writers, narrators, engineers, and advocates), social media engagement, and – partnering with BoldBlindBeauty.com – the 2nd annual audio description awareness day. With the fast evolution of audio description acceptance (as of March 2021, the ADP lists over 5100 titles!), there still are inconsistencies in quality and excellence – Roy founded Kevin’s way to activate and engage a massively underserved audience and community, with the goal of anchoring audio description to be in parity to sighted audiences – “You’re in good hands.”

Stephanae McCoy created Bold Blind Beauty, to empower women who are blind/low vision to embrace their beauty, increase their confidence, claim their power, and BOLDLY break barriers. As a blind woman who loves style, I’m a lifelong abilities crusader who believes that “Real Beauty Transcends Barriers.”

To me, ‘Real Beauty’ in people goes deep beyond the surface level and is far from superficial. I believe real beauty acknowledges the value of a person regardless of anything that might set them apart from others. Real beauty is inclusive and embraces people where they are. Today, the site features stories of people from around the world who are blind/low vision across all walks of life.

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