Nothing About Us Without Us
Audio description past, present and future across all media and platforms
February 22: 5:30-7:00pm
Society for the Blind invites you to take part in a conversation with three of today’s most recognizable voice talents: Roy Samuelson, Thomas Reid and Satauna Howery. Moderated by Society instructors Brandie Kubel and Randy Owen, 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.
Roy Samuelson has voiced thousands of audio description scripts for blockbuster films and series, including Spider-Man No Way Home and How I Met Your Father series. He’s also a consultant, and catalyst for quality and excellence in audio description, through inclusion of blind professionals in every aspect of audio description. He advocates for all aspects of AD to be in parity to sighted audiences.
Thomas Reid is an audio producer, voice talent, audio description narrator and advocate. He’s the host and producer of Reid My Mind Radio, a podcast where he pairs narrative storytelling, music and sound design to introduce listeners to compelling people impacted by all degrees of blindness and disability. Occasionally, he shares stories from his own experience as a man adjusting to becoming Blind as an adult.
Satauna Howery’s voice can be heard across the world in commercials, corporate training, audio books, eLearning, animation, video games and more. She has recorded hundreds of commercials, narrations, training videos and other projects for some of the nation’s top companies. Her company, Sautana’s Voiceovers, won a pitch competition for blind entrepreneurs, and she hired other people who are blind with the prize money.
Learn more about how to attend Nothing About Us Without Us by visiting our Upcoming Events webpage.