Joel Snyder

Joel Snyder Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers” and voice talent, a pioneer in the use of language and voice to convey visual images for the benefit, primarily, of people who are blind or have a vision impairment. His work has been a part of nationally televised shows including Sesame Street and a wide range of movies, DVDs, museums and the performing arts. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 53 countries and has made hundreds of live events, media projects and museums accessible.

His theater credits as a performer include Abe Kaplan in Street Scene for the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Dr. Fine in Six Degrees of Separation at Center Stage, Charlie Cowell in The Music Man with Bobby Van, Ira Zimmer in Olney Theater’s Brooklyn Boy, Morris in the world premiere of the three-character musical Hubert and Charlie at the Kennedy Center, Tevya in the American Century Theater production of A Flag Is Born and at Theatre J, The Chosen, Passing The Love of Women, and a staged reading of Shylock with Theodore Bikel.