Telelink summer series: Joe Strechay
08 Jan 2024
Online - 02:00pm-03:00pm
Meet Joe Strechay, today’s leading blindness consultant for some of the largest showtime production companies, like Apple and Netflix, in the entertainment industry worldwide.
Legally blind from the age of 19 (diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in his late teens), Joe is renowned for his enthusiastic advocacy and expertise for supporting people with disabilities seeking ‘inclusion & accessibility’ in the showbusiness employment sector, but overall is vastly versatile and provides many services, in the broad realm of Television and Film.
Joe’s resume of extraordinary achievements over his lifetime career pathways can read ‘endless’. From managing a government bureau, departments in film production, a web program, granted programs and services, to instructing blindness services in New Jersey, Florida and around the United States.
Joe did his master’s degree undergraduate work at East Carolina University in Public Relations and Media, and his graduate work at Florida State University in the Visual Disabilities Program: Teaching children who are blind or low vision - Orientation and Mobility, with a specialty in Transition from School to Work.
Joe brings to everyone, no matter who you are, his inspirational personal experiences; as a person who is blind and his understandings from the thousands of people who are blind, low vision, or with other disabilities that he has instructed into his work in film and television. You can read more about Joe via his website or this article.
Sign up for the Joe Strechay summer series webinar today!