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“There are so many great organizations out there waiting to help people who have lost their vision. I’m glad MindsEye makes a point of connecting listeners to them.” - Rita, retired accessibility instructor

MindsEye is hosting our First Ever (or at least the first in a VERY long time!) TRIVIA NIGHT!!!

Join us on Saturday, December 1st at Althoff Catholic H.S. (5401 W Main St, Belleville, IL 62226) for a night of HOLIDAY CHEER AND TRIVIA FUN.

Reserve your table today!

[photo] A snowman made of three large marshmallows and pretzel sticks for arms and legs lays back into a red mug brimming with hot cocoa and little marshmallows next to a red scarf with white snowflakes.

"Audio description has enriched the lives of the entire blind community in this area. We love it. We want more of it."

-- Chris Gray, Executive Director, Missouri Council of the Blind


St. Louis is exuberant in its offerings of arts and culture and endless in its opportunities for exploration and entertainment. A person can choose from a plethora of live theater and music events, museums rich with history, art, and architecture, or parks and cultural gems like the Saint Louis Zoo to find moments of joy and connection. Our community is overflowing with possibilities. But how can we give patrons who are visually-impaired and blind the same opportunity to explore those possibilities-- to find those moments of joy and connection?

For those with visual impairments, audio description reveals crucial information in scenery and movements on stage or artwork positioned behind a wall of glass that seeing individuals consume without thought. Audio description enhances and complements the work so those who are visually-impaired or blind gain a more complete understanding of what is before them. MindsEye translates vision into audio.

 

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The American Council of the Blind Honors MindsEye

2018 Audio Description Achievement Award-Performing Arts

Saint Louis, MO, USA. July 3, 2018 – The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and its Audio Description Project awarded MindsEye the 2018 Audio Description Achievement Award in Performing Arts on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. at Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street in St Louis, Missouri.

In conjunction with ACB’s 57th annual conference and convention, the Achievement Awards are made to individuals and/or organizations for outstanding contributions to the establishment and/or continued development of significant audio description programs. MindsEye President and CEO Marjorie Moore accepted the award after a luncheon presentation by blind actress Marilee Talkington.

“Without audio description people with vision loss cannot fully enjoy the rich arts and culture we have here in St. Louis. Providing description of action on stage and artifacts in museums was not only the right thing to do, but something that brings the community closer together.” Moore stated. “Receiving this award is an incredible honor, especially in our hometown. It was something we’d hope to achieve several years down the road and could not have had the success we’ve had without the support of our description team, our donors, the theatre and museum groups that have welcomed us, and most importantly, our patrons who attend the events and use the service.

Jason Frazier Named as New MindsEye President and CEO

Saint Louis, MO – October 10, 2018 -  MindsEye is thrilled to announce that Jason Frazier has been named the organization’s new President and CEO.

A native to the area, Frazier was born in the Parkfield Terrace area of Cahokia and studied at Gibault Catholic High School before earning his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Frazier joined MindsEye in 2012 in a part-time position as the Evening Board Operator and soon moved into marketing and community outreach. His passion and level of commitment and focus was undeniable and in 2015, Frazier was named Development Director.

Frazier has not only flourished within the organization, he has helped guide MindsEye’s mission and growth - ensuring that the organization is strong and prosperous for years to come.

“The MindsEye Governing Board has unanimously selected Jason Frazier to be our next President and CEO,” says Debbie Andrews, Board President. “We are so thrilled to announce Jason’s new position as President and CEO for MindsEye. Jason has been a guiding voice for the organization, and we look forward to his leadership over the coming years as he leads us into our next phase of growth.”