CNIB SENSEsation2011 UnGala

Has vision loss affected your life or that of someone you love? is serving as the social media sponsor for CNIB‘s annual fund-raising event the SENSEsation2011 UnGala whose aim is “to ignite the senses and bring out the funky and fabulous in everyone.”

SENSEsation2011 UnGala has joined a number of other companies in support of CNIB’s SENSEation2011 UnGala, an event taking place on September 30th, 2011 that will raise funds to help serve the blind and partially sighted in London and the surrounding area.

Why Did Get Involved?

When a couple of my friends approached me with the opportunity to participate in this event as a sponsor, it became obvious that we were looking at a perfect fit.
Voiceover enriches the lives of the blind and partially sighted through:
๏ audiobook consumption
๏ text-to-speech
๏ audio description
๏ and other services

Practicality aside, partially sighted individuals who use products featuring voiceover and narration often acknowledge an appreciation for how voice artists and audio describers use their artistic skills to paint word pictures that aid in restoring a sense of connection with the world around them.

We are excited to be part of this event and are grateful to CNIB for the opportunity to contribute. Our goal is to creatively show Londoners and the world how vision loss and voiceover have impacted our community and how sight and sound affect us all.

Upcoming Articles

Leading up to the event, you’ll notice a sprinkling of articles via VOX Daily that revolve around vision loss and how voiceover benefits the blind and the partially sighted. We’ll also be highlighting measures people can take to help protect themselves and minimize vision loss.

To show your support, I encourage you to “like” CNIB SENSEsation UnGala on Facebook here:
If you’re interested, you can learn more here:

Have A Story To Share?

If you have story to share that includes voiceover with vision loss, be sure to comment and let me know! Your comment may inspire an article in an upcoming edition of VOX Daily.
Best wishes,

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. thank you – as a volunteer for CNIB but also a family member of a CNIB client, my mom – I know how important it is to have services funded for those with vision loss to help people stay independent & lessen the hurt of the vision loss has impacted on their lives ! Looking forward to a fantastic event!
    Elinor Schwob,
    Chair, 2011 CNIB Sensesation UnGala

  2. My daughter was just diagnosed with an eye disease that may have caused blindness, if left untreated. She is now under treatment for it. I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, which is a thyroid condition that affects the eyes…instead of a goiter on your neck, it is around your eyes.

  3. I have had 8 surgeries on my eyes, including 2 cataracts surgeries before I was 28 years old. I also have retinitis pigmentosa, which is night blindness and a gradual loss of peripheral vision. When I read copy, it needs to be size 14 font. For the most part, it doesn’t affect my work – it’s just one of those things that we all have that we handle every day.

  4. I am legally blind due mostly to a connective tissue disorder. I have only done two voice overs and they were short enough to memorize.

  5. My son is considered deaf-blind along with having other disabilities due to a chromosome disorder. He has a profound hearing loss and eye abnormalities that resulted in the removal of his right eye at 8 months old. He still has usable vision in his left eye, but he doesn’t use it well due to processing issues. He’s a pretty awesome little guy though! Because of him, I decided to try getting back into this business after a ten year break. It is nice to work from home, and I needed to do something I enjoy to help bring more balance to my life as a special needs mom. Thanks for supporting this cause!


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