Grab your popcorn! Cheryl Green and Thomas Reid take us to the theater and remind our senses of what it could be if we keep imagining more accessible worlds together. In disability community, we see access not as a checklist or a way to avoid getting sued. No, access is part of making vibrant communities and good art. Our guests today are experts in audio description a key piece of access for blind and low vision people. Audio description is a narration of the compelling visual components of a story. It includes dynamic translation between visual and aural. What does it mean to imagine access not at the end of the creative process but at the very start? Follow Cheryl Green on twitter @WhoAmIToStopIt and check out Thomas Reid’s reidmymind.com
Episode 2 of In a Flash is available at disartnow.org/podcasts and wherever you find your podcasts.
Image Description: The cover for this podcast foregrounds a pair of circular photos. On the left is a professional headshot of a brown skin Black man with a smooth shaven head, goatee, wearing dark shades and a gray button up shirt. He wears a smile like he knows you’re looking at him, but doesn’t care because he’s having fun! On the right is a professional headshot of a white Ashkenazi Jewish woman with olive complexion and brown, curly hair and a purple top. She smiles at the camera with an average kind of smile that you give your headshot photographer. Connecting the pictures is a blue audio wavelength, peaking and dipping as it radiates out to the sides, making the top third of the image look like dark blue sunglasses reflecting headshots of the guests and giving the overall impression of a yellow-orange robot with a pink and red bow. The text reads: DisTopia. In a Flash. Episode 2: Audio Description. Hosted by Jessica Suzanne Stokes.
This podcast is made possible by the Creativity in the Time of COVID-19: Art as a Tool for Combating Injustice and Inequity project at Michigan State University as well as the support of the Mellon Foundation.