Audio Described Performances
Durham Performing Arts Center, Carolina Ballet and Theatre In The Park have all committed to offer audio description for performances requested with a two-week advanced notice. Call the box office of the respective theatre to purchase tickets and request additional accommodations. Click here to read about how to request audio description!
Below are the run schedule for Carolina Ballet and Theatre in the Park:
Tempest Fantasy - 3/3 to 3/20
Macbeth - 4/14 to 4/17
A Midsummer Night's Dream - 5/12 to 5/15
The Elephant Man - 4/8 to 4/24
Hair - 7/8 to 7/31
EXCITING NATIONAL AUDIO DESCRIPTION NEWS!
Regal Entertainment Group has new accessiblity technologies that are very exciting. They are making changes to accomadate people with and through Assistive Listening, Closed Captions, Blind or Low Vision and Descriptive Audio. Visit their site for more information. Call your local Regal Theater for information about specific showings.
The North Hills Cinema is among the first in North Carolina to offer Audio Description on any date, in any theatre, for any film that has the Audio Description encoded into the film. This innovative new technology is part of The Audio Description Project through the American Council for the Blind. To learn if the film you're interested in seeing has Audio Description, please contact the Regal North Hills Cinema at 919-786-4494. To learn about other theaters and films with Audio Description all over Wake County, North Carolina, or the United States, please visit the Audio Description Project website HERE.
There is no charge for audio description services beyond the cost of regular admission for the performance. Use the following links for printable PDF versions of upcoming schedules:
Arts Access and Cary Visual Art Create Audio Tour for Outdoor Sculpture
Cary Visual Art has mounted 12 new sculptures for its sixth year of the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in the Town of Cary. The installation of work along Academy Street and on the Town Hall Campus has made a very positive visual impact on the town’s landscape. Until this year however, these works of art were inaccessible to people who are blind or low vision. Arts Access is proud to have partnered with CVA to remedy that.
An audio description of all 12 sculptures has been recorded by trained audio describers and made available via a podcast linked below. Our hope is that this will make these intriguing pieces of art accessible to a larger audience; however they can also be used to increase the experience for people with full sight. Residents of Cary who will be interacting with these pieces for a full calendar year may benefit from listening to the podcast, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the forms.
Arts Access was honored to partner with Cary Visual Art to make this audio tour accessible, but we could not have done it without support from additional sponsors. Triangle Radio Reading Service offered their professional space to our audio describers without hesitation. Additional funding from The Cary Lions Club and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lancaster made this podcast a reality.
Listen to the podcast HERE!
Braille Services in Raleigh
Would you like to create Braille programs or playbills to make your performance more accessible? Here is a list of local businesses or organizations that provide Brailling. You'll have to call their office for pricing.
- Alliance of Disability Advocates Center for Independent Living
401 Oberlin Road, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27605
- Communications Unit of Division of Services for the Blind
Raleigh Office: (919) 733-4234
NCDHHS is statewide. You can visit http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsb/contacts/staff.htm to find an office near you.
- Governor Morehead School State Library for the Blind
309 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27606