GoTheatrical! Audio Description
Our GoTheatrical! AD technology has launched! A world first for audio description!
GoTheatrical! AD is an easy-to-use mobile app that broadcasts the audio description service delivered by venues’ existing audio describers, including Vision Australia and Access2Arts.
“The possibilities which the GoTheatrical-AD™ App offer for bringing audio description to more people, more often, are limitless and very exciting for those of us who are blind or vision-impaired.”
Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia
What is Audio Description?
Audio description is the verbal narration of visual media, such as TV, movies, and live performances and events, and is generally delivered during gaps in the dialogue. By describing visual elements such as scenes, costumes, locations and action, it assists millions of people worldwide who are blind or have low vision, including over 600,000 Australians.
How does it work?
Presently, live audio description has traditionally been provided using FM radio systems, a technology prone to interference, equipment failure and poor sound quality, impacting significantly on the theatre experience of blind and low vision patrons. (JOanne Chua experience video)
GoTheatrical-AD™ allows live audio description to be accessed via the patron’s own headset and mobile device, or a GoTheatrical-AD™ loan unit from the venue. The patented technology offers high-quality digital audio, reliability, and innovative features for venues, audio describers and patrons.
GoTheatrical-AD™ is available to venues as a kit. Patrons can download the app from the App Store and GooglePlay.