Bonnie Barlow

Bonnie Barlow

Audio Description in Colorado
Accommodation Specialist

Denver, Colorado

Member Since:
February 2016
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> 2 weeks ago
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About Bonnie

I am an audio describer for the blind for television, movies, live theater and other events. Audio Description is narration of the visual elements of a program that are not apparent to one who is only listening. During pauses in the dialogue, a describer uses brief descriptions to help the blind patron follow the plot. The blind audience member wears a headset. The describer is in a booth with a transmitter.

Since 1992 I have done description of live plays in the Denver, Colorado area. I was trained by Alan Woods of the Ohio Theatre Alliance. I have also described other events such as ballet, opera, the rodeo and art exhibits. I have personally described over 250 plays and similar events. I have trained other describers. I have written descriptions of exhibits for Access Days for People With Disabilities for the Denver Art Museum.

I also write description scripts for television shows and movies. The blind patron tunes their audio option to SAP - secondary audio programming - to hear description if it is provided with a program. Some of the shows I write description for are ABC's Black-ish, Modern Family, The Middle and Secrets and Lies. Netflix descriptions for animated series Masha and the Bear. I wrote description for the movie Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan.

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