Welcome Nefertiti Matos Olivares!

November 7, 2022
2 min read

Descriptive Video Works would like to welcome Nefertiti Matos Olivares to the team, as our new Workflow Manager for Quality and Inclusion, based in New York. Nefertiti comes to the role with an extensive background in Assistive Technology Instruction and Cultural Institution Accessibility. 

As a blind, bilingual, Latina-American, Nefertiti is a passionate advocate for inclusion and is deeply committed to ensuring that culture is a shared space for all: “As a blind person who lives with chronic illness, I am intimately acquainted with the difficulties of existing in a world that isn’t built for me. I learned early on that if I wanted to be an independent and successful person, I would have to be an advocate.” Nefertiti is also a professional voice talent, who specializes in Audio Description narration. She co-runs both the LinkedIn Audio Description Group and the Audio Description Twitter Community, where all things #AudioDescription are welcome.

As an active and valuable member of DVW’s Advisory Council, Nefertiti has helped guide DVW’s culture and strategy, consulted on accessibility tools, and assisted in the implementation of new guidelines and processes.

In the newly created Workflow Manager for Quality and Inclusion role, Nefertiti will be responsible for casting voice talent, equitable recruiting, Quality Control management, and creating workflow assessments for blind and low vision talent in narration, QC, and writing. Nefertiti will work closely with Studio Head Rhys Lloyd to develop new resources and services, make advancements in Audio Description, and highlight and address accessibility issues and systemic barriers for people who are blind or low vision. Rhys was thrilled to have Nefertiti join the team: “She is one of the brightest talents in Audio Description because she is passionate, strategic, and insightful - all in equal measure.”

Nefertiti was excited to join the DVW team because of their commitment to excellence for the blind and low vision community, and respect for the craft of Audio Description: “Meaningful accessibility allows someone like me to lead a productive and enjoyable life. It does away with the artificial barriers that all-too-often impede progress and keep us from realizing a vital truth - no matter our differences, we are all human in need of connection.”

Please help us welcome Nefertiti!

Follow Nefertiti on twitter: @NefMatOli

July 4, 2024

Remembering Brandon Cole

A note from DVW Studio Head, Rhys Lloyd. Last week we lost our friend and DVW Advisory Council member Brandon Cole, also known to many as @superblindman. Brandon was an award-winning accessibility consultant and… Continue Reading Remembering Brandon Cole
October 24, 2023

Check Out Our New Website and Logo!

We are excited to announce that we have a new and improved website, and a redesigned logo to better serve our clients and audience.  The DVW (Descriptive Video Works) website has been updated and… Continue Reading Check Out Our New Website and Logo!
May 15, 2023

Celebrating 20 years of Descriptive Video Works!

On Thursday, May 4, Descriptive Video Works celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Granville Island Hotel, with a special evening of cocktails, memories, mingling and fun. This milestone event was attended by current and… Continue Reading Celebrating 20 years of Descriptive Video Works!
April 5, 2023

Please help us welcome Jennissary to the DVW team!

Jennissary (she/her) writes about her new role at DVW, as Producer for Live and Interactive Audio Description. About four years ago, someone made a request for sighted assistance on a gaming forum. When I… Continue Reading Please help us welcome Jennissary to the DVW team!
March 30, 2023

Hollywood’s Biggest Night Embraced Accessibility

The 95th annual Oscars™ celebration took place on March 12th, and this year Hollywood’s biggest night was more accessible than ever, with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, custom design for the event including ramp… Continue Reading Hollywood’s Biggest Night Embraced Accessibility
DVW Logo: Descriptive Video Works in white.
Netflix Logo: A red letter N encircled by the words Post Partner Program.
TPN Logo: A shield with the letters TPN is ringed by a reel of tape beside the words Trusted Partner Network. Underneath are the words: Powered by Motion Picture Association.

Copyright © 2023

Opening entertainment experiences to people who are blind and low vision through audio description. On time. On budget. On target.

Descriptive Video Works
147 W 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1E6