Love audio books? And podcasts? Heard of audio films? Not so much? Let's change that! Audio Drama – aka audio description, or AD – brings you film...

Audio Drama

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Price:
Free event - registration required
This is an image of a tub of popcorn with headphones
This is an image of a tub of popcorn with headphones

Event Details

Love audio books? And podcasts? Heard of audio films? Not so much? Let's change that!

Audio Drama – aka audio description, or AD – brings you film and television as you’ve never seen it before. AD is like a turbo-charged audio book – an audio-only version of film and TV, with narration describing any onscreen action that isn’t obvious from the soundtrack. AD frees its audience from screens, allowing them to enjoy film and TV while they’re out and about, travelling, gardening, working, etc.

AD is available on TV, cinema, the Web and DVD & Blu-Ray, but many Australians are unaware of its existence let alone its potential as an alternative film and TV experience. AD has significant entertainment potential for the wider community, and is particularly useful for the vision impaired as it provides visual information they would otherwise miss.

In this session, you’re invited to experience AD as intended – as standalone audio entertainment, without the distraction of the visuals. You’ll hear a selection of AD clips from popular films and TV shows, then have an opportunity to discuss them with a panel of AD professionals, film-makers, distributors and AD enthusiasts. Delve into the finer points of experiencing screen-free film and TV, and quiz AD creators about their art.

This session is presented in partnership with Accessible Arts – NSW's peak arts and disability organisation – and is part of the program for Arts Activated 2021, Australia's leading arts and disability conference: www.artsactivated2021.com.au.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.