Speech Accessibility & Blind Audio Describers

Today on the show, Steven and Shaun discuss Apple’s latest advertising campaign, aimed at promoting the benefits of their new “Personal Voice” accessibility feature, allowing people with ALS (or MND as it is known in the UK) to digitally store their voice and use the “Live Speech” feature to enable that voice to read aloud whatever you want it to say.

This is all highlighted in a new film that Apple has launched ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities; read more here: https://doubletaponair.com/new-apple-film-promotes-personal-voice-feature/

Listener Lena also gets in touch to share the information on how to register for this year’s Sight Tech Global conference taking place on the 6th and 7th of December. More details are here: https://sighttechglobal.com

There’s also an in-depth conversation with voice actor Fern Lulham. Fern is blind and most recently is the audio describer on the hit Netflix series “All The Light We Cannot See.” In our extended interview, Steven and Fern discuss the role people who are blind can play in the process of creating audio description, and we delve into her thoughts on how people who are blind are portrayed in television generally.

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