THE FIRST LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION SERVICE IN CANADA

Hey folks :)
Here’s a bit of news from the BC Coalition of People With Disabilities about a new service available to blind & low-vision folks:

THE FIRST LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION SERVICE IN CANADA! 

http://www.gvpta.ca/vtg-audio-descripting/

A program of Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture, VocalEye Live Audio Description Service provides the visual details of live performance to blind and low vision audience members. Each patron is given a personal receiver with a single earpiece and volume control that allows him or her to hear both the show and the live audio description at the same time.
The broadcast begins 15 minutes before curtain with detailed descriptions of the set, characters and costumes. Once the show begins, the describer transmits pertinent physical action and visual detail between the lines of dialogue.
A new feature introduced at the end of last season is “Advance Audio Previews”, pre-recorded descriptions of the set, costumes and characters, background info, reviews and plot synopsis available prior to the described performance. Please contact VocalEye for more details about the service: info@vocaleye.org and contact the theatres directly to arrange your tickets. Remember to mention VocalEye Live Audio Description to reserve your equipment.

SEASON 2 of LIVE Audio Described performance 2011-12

2011
Sunday Oct 2 at 2 PM      Next to Normal
Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
 
Friday Oct 21 at 8 PM       Tosca Cafe, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
 
Sunday Nov 13 at 2 PM    The Penelopiad Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
 
Friday Dec 9 at 8 PM       La Cage aux Folles Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
 
Sunday Dec 11 at 2 PM    White Christmas Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
 
2012
Friday Jan 27 at 8 PM       Red
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
 
January TBA                    Don Quixote, Surrey Arts Centre
 
Sunday Feb 19 at 2 PM     Calendar Girls Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
 
Friday Mar 2 at 8 PM        Hunchback Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
 
Sunday Apr 8 at 2 PM      The Importance of Being Earnest Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
 
Friday Apr 27 at 8PM       God of Carnage Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
 
Sunday Jun 3 at 2 PM        High Society Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
 
Sunday Aug 5 at 2 PM       Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,  Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage  

For more information on Kickstart and the VocalEye Audio Description Service, including show descriptions, ticket information, and accessible directions to theatres
, email info@kickstart-arts.ca
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