WFPL recently interveiwed The Kentucky Center's Martha Newman, Director of our Access Services, about the Audio Description program. According to Martha, trained volunteer describers broadcast what's happening on stage to small FM receivers that patrons can use for free.
The story quotes Martha as saying, “The idea of audio description is to bring patrons with visual disabilities the same experience, or as close to the same experience, as people who don’t have visual disabilities, right down to the timing and the feel and the look and everything about it.”
The story goes on to air an example of one of our volunteers describing a recent performance at Actors Theatre (which utilizes the Center's program for their own productions). Here is a link to the entire story.
Thanks to Martha and all her volunteers for helping make the arts accessible to everyone! Click here to read an overview of the various accessibility services The Kentucky Center provides for our patrons.