Respect inclusion: Audio-descriptive commentary

Respect inclusion: Audio-descriptive commentary

Most partially sighted and blind people do not travel to football matches or live events where there is no audio-described commentary service.

As such, they may be excluded from many cultural activities that most of society would take for granted. To ensure better inclusion within football stadia, an audio-described commentary service should be provided for match-going partially sighted and blind fans. This may also assist hard of hearing and deaf fans. Live commentary can be provided in a number of different formats and by using various mediums.

An easy way to consider audio-commentary is to think about how a commentator usually delivers information via the radio and TV. Both are different in that the listener of a radio programme relies completely on the description of an event or match whereas a TV viewer will usually pick up much of the information in a visual context alongside a commentary or dialogue.

 

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