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.
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.
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 Dreams, The Miracle Project, Positive 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.