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Audio Description

Access2Arts is a provider of high-quality Audio Description services for theatre, live events, exhibitions and video.

What is Audio Description?

Audio description is commentary for people who are blind or vision impaired. Audio Describers deliver verbal commentary providing information on actions and visual elements.

For live events, audio description is delivered live in dialogue pauses and scene changes via a wireless transmission system.

For videos and films, description is scripted and recorded, then edited into the soundtrack alongside dialogue, music and visual effects.

Audio Description also includes tactile tours of theatre sets and exhibitions where describers lead patrons in meeting performers and artists and discovering key set elements, props, costumes and tactile analogues to enhance the description experience.

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Benefits of Audio Description?

 

Audio Description opens up your work to a whole new audience of art-lovers. As well as blind and vision impaired audiences, the description can also be useful for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Description breaks down barriers to the theatre, video and arts experiences, opening up new markets and audiences for your work.[/accordion-item]

Information about audio describer training can be found on our training page.

Please contact our Audio Description team to discuss your requirements or for more information

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Call: (08) 8463 1689

Our students benefited greatly from being able to watch and listen to the audio description. It gave them full access to the performance.


Man Covets BirdWritten by: Finegan KruckemeyerPresented by: SlingsbyOriginal Performer: Nathan O’Keefe

Original Musicians: Quincy Grant, Steve Lennox, Gareth Chin

Supported by: Arts South Australia

Audio Description by: Emma Bedford
Post-production sound engineer: Max Braiding