"My life's work is my heart's work."

"My life's work is my heart's work."

Michele Spitz

Michele Spitz

Audio Description Narration

Michele both produces and narrates audio description media accessibility assets. She

delivers the specialized voiceover style required

for audio/video description; the service that makes media accessible for people with vision loss. This prerecorded secondary audio track serves as a visual description of key elements, essentially painting a picture with words to supplement the existing visual media. This complementary paired narration track is available in movie theaters via headsets, TV broadcast, streaming, VOD, SVOD, DVD, Blu-ray, and mobile apps. Over the past 8+ years, she has narrated over 85 projects including cinematic and independent films, digital media, museum tours, fundraising and promotional videos, educational and advocacy content, 

and audio newsletters that provide access to information for low vision and blind audiences. 

 
 

Categorized Voiceovers

Michele is a professional voiceover artist

whose signature voice brings warmth and

vitality to museum and destination audio tours, public service announcements, 

fundraising videos, and VOG for events.

The professional tone of Michele’s voice

also supported corporate phone systems,

as well as promotional videos in the real

estate, resort, and tourism industry.

 

Speaker & Consultant

Michele curated and moderated audio description panels for Sundance, NYFF, NYWIFT, WIFLA and SOVAS Career Expo. She served as a panelist and presenter on post-production media accessibility assets for DOC NYC, IDA, Film Independent and Gotham. Michele has been the VOG Announcer for the 2018/2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards and was the Superfest Awards Presenter from 2014 -2016. 

She participated as a speaker for the Inaugural 

LA ReelAbilities Film Festival, is joining their 2022

steering committee and participating in ReelAbilities

NY 2022 Conference. From 2019 - 2021, Michele 

instructs Media Accessibility Labs for RespectAbility. 

She has guest lectured at NYU Tisch, Montclair University, Emerson and SF State. Michele continues to pursue her mission to educate and consult current and future media makers, distributors, exhibitors, media outlets and platforms, award shows and the overall entertainment industry about implementing accessible media practices.

 

Philanthropy

Because of Michele's conviction that no physical

or financial limitation should be a barrier to participating in education and cultural pursuits

meant to strengthen the mind and uplift the soul, she began her dedicated journey of creating and launching various outreach programs. In 2012,

she began with the Jewish Community Center

 San Francisco  by underwriting four hundred

performance tickets annually, followed by her initiating a new ticket underwriting program at SFJAZZ designed for LightHouse for the Blind

and donated annually to the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Senior Arts Excursion Program. Michele has been a supporter of Broadway DreamsThe Miracle ProjectPositive Exposure,

Deaf West Theater, Deaf Film Camp and other organizations that enable integration of life and disability through various artistic outlets. She has put in place scholarships for individuals with disabilities for BAFTA/Feirstein Graduate Film School and American Council of the Blind's ADP Audio Description Institute. She has instated media accessibility grants for NYWIFT, WIF, ReelAbilities

and Superfest. Audio Description Production

Grants are allocated annually to filmmakers, 

museums and organizations as part of her

ongoing philanthropic endeavors. Michele is 

exploring designing future media accessibility 

impact campaign fellowships.

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News & Press

Stay current on Michele's multiple endeavors including audio described media projects, speaking engagements, education and consulting pursuits, and philanthropic programs. To experience media coverage

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