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Live Performance

Theatre, Dance, Music

Audio Description Solutions (ADS) provides audio description services for live theatre, dance, and music done in performance venues around the United States.

Appreciation of a live performance for sighted audience members comes from seeing the live action and movement, sets, costumes, and characters. Audio description provides an audio version of those same visual performance aspects through pre show notes of the technical and design aspects, as well as live description of the show in real time.

Audio Description Solutions works with staff to determine:

  • Schedule
  • Preparatory materials for the audio describer including: script, photos, and music
  • Delivery method of audio description (infrared or FM systems; in-house and/or rented)
  • Marketing
  • Staff training as applicable


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