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Research & Development

Descriptive Video Works' Research and Development and Quality Control Committees are chaired by two people that are blind, ensuring that we meet the unique needs of our audience. 
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Rosamund van Leeuwen
Research & Development

Rosamund has been a member of the Descriptive Video Works team for eight years. Blind herself from the age of two, she has been an active leader in the blind and partially sighted community for many years. Today Rosamund serves as a member of CNIB's BC-Yukon Division Board and volunteers on two Standing Committees. She is an active member of the North Shore Advisory Committee for Disability Issues and Chair of PAWS for Independence Association. Rosamund also teaches workshops at Capilano University in the Special Education Assistance Program, helping teachers of blind and partially sighted students. An avid traveler, Rosamund uses her personal experience to teach students at the Vancouver Tourism College how to effectively assist people with visual challenges in the areas of travel and hospitality. In her travels from Alaska to Africa to Australia, Rosamund enjoys engaging people from around the globe. At present she is hosting two International Students from China.

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Rob Sleath
Research & Development

Currently serving as Chair of the CNIB, BC-Yukon Division Board, Rob is an active participant on a number of other CNIB committees. In addition, he is founding member, President and Chair of Advocates for Sight Impaired Consumers (ASIC), and President of the Committee for the Promotion of Accessible Conventional Transit (ComPACT). As contributing member of Blind and Sight Impaired Consumers (BASICS) he also provides disability awareness seminars to transit operators. Rob concurrently facilitates a coalition of provincial organizations that provide rehabilitation, recreational and educational services to the partially sighted and deaf and blind. Rob lost his sight completely at 36 years of age, and believes it is not his disability, but the surrounding environment, that presents the greatest challenges for him. He is committed to improving these accessibility challenges. A father of three, Rob and his golden retriever, Lombardi, act as ambassadors for the guide dog movement, raising funds, increasing public awareness and officially representing Guide Dogs for the Blind Incorporated as their graduate agency representative for British Columbia. Rob enjoys DV'd shows with his family. He has been a consultant for Descriptive Video Works for seven years.