Visionary Media

Visionary Media We're a non-profit providing training, resources and opportunities for Blind Professionals in Music, Media and Advertising A non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization providing training, resources, and opportunities for Blind Professionals in Music, Media and Advertising.

Visionary Media evolved from the unique creative spirit of music producer Doug Maxwell. A 25-year veteran of the music industry, Doug has produced and composed music for Gladys Knight, Joan Osborne, Taylor Dayne, Chaka Khan, Motown, Warner, Sony and CBS television. His Music for Advertising clients include: Oreos, Cheerios and Sheraton and he’s created music products for Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, NY Mets, Yankees, Hallmark, and The Ellen Show. Doug, who is Legally Blind himself, founded Visionary Media in 2007 to foster a community of talented, like-minded artists and give back to the entertainment industry. Since its formation, Visionary Media has provided resources for 300+ Blind or Visually-impaired artists who have performed at The Kennedy Center, CMJ Music Marathon, SXSW, Milwaukee's Live @The Lakefront, NY Fringe Festival, appeared on NBC's The Voice, and engineered recoding sessions at Avatar Studios.

Mission: Visionary Media is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide training, resources, and opportunity for every music and media professional who is Blind or Visually Impaired, removing any barriers to professional success.

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New Accessible Audio tool! http://depic.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/apm/spectrum.html #accessibleaudio #plugin #supportblindmusician...
03/02/2016
Accessible Spectrum Analyser

New Accessible Audio tool! http://depic.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/apm/spectrum.html #accessibleaudio #plugin #supportblindmusicians

AccessibleSpectrumAnalyser is a real time spectrum analysis plug-in that allows visual impaired users to inspect spectrograms using the same sonification as the accessible peak meter. Instead of monitoring the amplitude of the audio signal though, you will be monitoring the frequency components of t…

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03/02/2016

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02/16/2016
Screening by Mashable

Yes #steviewonder steals the #grammys with a comment on media accessibility! Let's keep the conversation going! #accessibilityforall #supportblindmusicians #visinarymedia

Stevie Wonder knows you can't read braille

Tonight! It's the cabin fever edition of our Monday-After-Work jam with Johnny Young! 6-9PM. Come on down.
01/25/2016

Tonight! It's the cabin fever edition of our Monday-After-Work jam with Johnny Young! 6-9PM. Come on down.

01/18/2016

Happy MLK day! Jamuary is rocking on! Warm up and jam with Johnny tonight 6-9PM. #brr #openjam #mlk #johnnyyoung #musicianswithblindness

Kick off Jamuary with Johnny Young tonight! 6-9PM #jamuary #jamsession #visionarymedia #jamnyc
01/04/2016

Kick off Jamuary with Johnny Young tonight! 6-9PM #jamuary #jamsession #visionarymedia #jamnyc

Check out this plugin that makes it possible for blind and visually impaired audio engineers to monitor audio levels in ...
12/12/2015
Accessible Peak Meter Downloads

Check out this plugin that makes it possible for blind and visually impaired audio engineers to monitor audio levels in the DAW environment. #accessibleaudio #accesibletechnology #plugin
http://depic.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/apm/downloads.html

For both Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit the plug-in is the file called AccessiblePeakMeter.dll. You need to copy it in the directory where your DAW will look for plug-ins. Please refer to the manual of your DAW for the exact location of your plug-ins folder on your machine. After rebooting your D…

Congrats Matthew Whitaker! An amazing talent!
11/25/2015
Blind Hackensack Prodigy, 14, Records 1st Album, Sets Major Gigs

Congrats Matthew Whitaker! An amazing talent!

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A magical ride continues for an inspirational teenage multi-instrumentalist from Hackensack. Matthew Whitaker, 14, who played Newark's Symphony Hall last night, recently recorded his first album, "Take A Break,&q...

Shop at Amazon? Help raise $$$ for Visionary through the Amazon Smile program. #amazonsmile #cybermonday #getonegiveone ...
11/18/2015

Shop at Amazon? Help raise $$$ for Visionary through the Amazon Smile program. #amazonsmile #cybermonday #getonegiveone #supportblindmusicians
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-0710575

Alexandra Hobbs came to our studios today for a vocal consult. Read her amazing story and fund her campaign for restorat...
10/25/2015
Click here to support My Chance To See The Sun by Alexandra Hobbs

Alexandra Hobbs came to our studios today for a vocal consult. Read her amazing story and fund her campaign for restorative vision surgery here: https://www.gofundme.com/To-See-The-Sun

I'm trying to raise funds for a medical procedure that can potentially restore my sight, that I lost due to childhood domestic violence. Every day I wake up and my hands touch my two little girls, trying to paint a tangible image of what they look like. Everybody tells me how beautiful they are,...

Kira
10/17/2015

Kira

Tonight, Foxtrax are playing a live, in-studio performance for this awesome week of #CMJ2015! #FollowYourFoxtrax #NYC

This Columbus Day we're exploring new worlds...of music!! Come Jam with Johnny Young tonight!
10/12/2015

This Columbus Day we're exploring new worlds...of music!! Come Jam with Johnny Young tonight!

Tonight! We're back at it! Come Jam with Johnny Young 6-9PM #Jamsession #mondayafterwork #visionarymedia
09/21/2015

Tonight! We're back at it! Come Jam with Johnny Young 6-9PM #Jamsession #mondayafterwork #visionarymedia

By now you've probably heard the super-catchy tune "Renegades" by X Ambassadors. Meet Casey, their legally blind keyboar...
08/30/2015

By now you've probably heard the super-catchy tune "Renegades" by X Ambassadors. Meet Casey, their legally blind keyboard player. #nyt #xambassadors #supportblindmusicians

Casey looking fly as FUKKK in the NY Times.. Check out the article:

http://nyti.ms/1Ukge0k

08/14/2015

tonight at 8! Check out De Rosa's #Free record release party at @TheShopBrooklyn at 234 Starr St, Bushwick Brooklyn #SupportBlindMusicans

We are also in support of Blind... MAGICIANS!Thanks Carroll Center for the Blind for sharing this story.
08/14/2015
Blind Subway magician brings magic to New Yorkers

We are also in support of Blind... MAGICIANS!
Thanks Carroll Center for the Blind for sharing this story.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn -- For four hours, a few days a week, you can find magician Justin Sight on duty at the Bedford Avenue subway station in Williamsburg. Whether it’s with a coin or a deck of c...

Congrats to Helen Keller Services for the Blind summer camp on their annual camp talent show. This year these young musi...
08/14/2015

Congrats to Helen Keller Services for the Blind summer camp on their annual camp talent show. This year these young musicians paid tribute to The Beatles. #SupportBlindMusicians #KeepTheMusicGoin'

(photo description: the members of group E on stage performing " We Can work it Out" )

"We Can Work it Out" performed by Group E

We just called to say how much we love you guys... and #StevieWonder ! Thank you American Society of Composers, Authors ...
08/04/2015
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

We just called to say how much we love you guys... and #StevieWonder ! Thank you American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) for continuing to sponsor Visionary Media 's advance songwriters workshop in honor of Stevie Wonder

I'm watching "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder

Congratz to Los Ciegos Del Barrio on their show Live@Lakefront Thanks @Beyondvision_WI @IBMilwaukee #KeepTheMusicGoin
07/30/2015

Congratz to Los Ciegos Del Barrio on their show [email protected] Thanks @Beyondvision_WI @IBMilwaukee #KeepTheMusicGoin

Not just one but TWO FREE shows coming for @DeRosa (Tom DeRosa) //This thursday 7/30 930pm at Desmonds Tavern ( midtown ...
07/28/2015
De Rosa | Rock from New York, NY

Not just one but TWO FREE shows coming for @DeRosa (Tom DeRosa) //
This thursday 7/30 930pm at Desmonds Tavern ( midtown east)
And..
The OFFICIAL record release party for "Dreamin' About You"
Friday August 14th at The Shop Brooklyn at 730pm
234 Starr Street Brooklyn, NY
theshopbrooklyn.com
Be the first to own a copy of his debut EP, (being sold at the show^^^)
#KeepTheMusicGoin #supportBlindMusicians
https://www.reverbnation.com/DeRosaTheBand?profile_view_source=profile_box

Rock | New York, NY

This weekend: Blessing Offor to perform at the Smithsonian in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA!  #ADA25 #Support...
07/24/2015
ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil Rights (July 22-26)

This weekend: Blessing Offor to perform at the Smithsonian in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA! #ADA25 #SupportBlindMusicians

ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil RightsThe weekend of July 24-26, 2015 brings nation-wide celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W.

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07/23/2015

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07/20/2015
A Thousand Words Are Worth More Than One Picture

Hope you're all staying hydrated on this scorcher of a day. Check out the latest blog post from BlindAlive #EyesFreeFitness #ADA25NYC

I am sure you have heard the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”   It isn’t true for 285 million blind and visually impaired people on the planet according to the World Health Organization. This is a lot of people who can potentially feel isolated especially in a world of Instagram, Pinte…

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07/20/2015

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Is Curtis Nystrom still working there?