Describer Cafe #38

Friday May 31, 2024 at 11 am Pacific Time

The Role of Blind Consultants in Film and Television

Special Guest: Joe Strechay

Hosted by Amy Amantea

This month’s conversation will focus on the important role blind consultants can play in making film and television productions more accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences.

Joe Strechay is a Producer, Writer and Consultant for television and film around blindness and disability. He was an Associate Producer for Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See, while helping with scripts, casting, accessiblity, and more. He was a Co-Executive Producer for the show SEE on AppleTV Plus. He has worked on shows such as Marvel’s Daredevil and The OA while on Netflix. He has assisted in casting actors for many of the streaming networks. Joe is blind and lives in West Virginia with his wife, Jen.

The rule-breaking audio descriptions of Netflix’s “All the Light We Cannot See” point to a greater accessibility triumphMashable article

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