Audio description at the Adelaide Fringe

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 14:47pm

The parade of the Adelaide Fringe will be audio described, bringing access to the opening night festivities for people who are blind or vision impaired for the first time. The parade will see King William Street transformed into the world’s largest dance floor with DJ Trip and thousands of street performers getting the city’s biggest party started.

Audio description (AD), which conveys the visual elements of the event, will be broadcast live on Radio Adelaide 101.5. The AD is being provided by Access2Arts, a newly established Adelaide-based company which specialises in audio description of live events.

Gaelle Mellis from Access2Arts said, "It is hugely exciting that the Adelaide Fringe is audio describing its iconic Fringe Parade. This opens up a highly visual event to many people who are often denied these experiences, and is demonstrating that arts and cultural events can be more accessible.”  

Where: King William Street, Rundle Mall Tram Stop

When: Friday, 15 February. Pre-Parade entertainment from 7.00pm. Parade starts at 8.30pm

Portable radios will be available from the Rundle Mall Tram Stop from 7.30pm for a refundable deposit of $10. To book a radio, email or phone 0498 707 563.

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