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Audio Described Performances Now Available At Bumppo

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company believes, as many Chicago theatres do, that the arts have a responsibility to reflect and explore the interests and concerns of the communities to which we belong. While we at Remy Bumppo strive to serve our communities through our play selection, our partnerships…

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woman with long hair using audio description device in a theater

Audio Description and Documentary Film

Movies play a big role in many of our lives. For the 1 in 30 Americans who are blind or have visual impairments, audio descriptions make a world of difference.

Making media accessible means providing the support needed for people of all abilities to enjoy it…

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Where The Blind Really Do Lead The Blind

What if you were to lose your vision today? Would you be able to find your way around your room? your home? How about New York City?

One of the most memorable parts of my trip to the Big Apple involved spending 50 minutes “navigating New…

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Video: Blind Chef Laura Martinez demonstrates Tres Leches Cake

Blind Chef Laura Martinez of Charlie Trotter’s blew the crowd away with her wonderful demonstration of how to make Tres Leches Cake. It was standing room only at the event in Whole Foods Market Evanston South, a leader in disability-awareness in the community, on Dec 19.

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The Theater Audio Description Experience

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In light of the recent decision by the Regal Theater chain to equip all their theaters with closed-captioning and audio-description capabilities, I wanted to write about my experiences with audio description.

This is a wonderful service which makes movies, the performing arts, and other…

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