About this project
Audio Description Theater Tour
mission is to enhance the theatrical experience for the blind and the visually
impaired and demonstrate how easily any theatre can be made more
With The Audio Description Theater Tour we will help make
the 2011/2012 Chicago Theatre season more accessible in conjunction with
theater companies across the Chicagoland area.
Describer views the play from a secluded location in the theater, relaying
non-verbal stage action (entrances/exits, costuming, settings, etc.) to patrons,
who are equipped with wireless listening devices.
to the tour will be utilized for:
The purchase of a portable audio
description kit (which includes the listening devices, a microphone and control
The purchase of a video monitor along with a
non-recording camera, which allows the production to be described from a remote
location. This is an excellent option for
any theater with limited space.a
A portable technical booth, which
would allow the describer seclusion, if needed.
Tactile mock-ups of each play’s
setting (labeled in Braille), which will be part of the pre-show "Touch
Tour" The Audio, Video & Photo Archiving of the tour
Monies will also be
utilized for tour expenses such as theater tickets for patrons, pre-show
activities and related fees.
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