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“There are so many great organizations out there waiting to help people who have lost their vision. I’m glad MindsEye makes a point of connecting listeners to them.” - Rita, retired accessibility instructor

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MindsEye’s Vision: Art (and the Great American Eclipse) Is for Everyone

Saint Louis, MO – August 17, 2017 -  Everyone is talking about the Great American Eclipse and where they’re going to go to see it, but how does someone who is visually-impaired or blind experience this once in a lifetime event? Audio description allows people who are visually impaired to take full advantage of theater productions, art shows, museum exhibits, and all of life’s moments. It’s a similar idea to sign language interpreter services for the deaf.

MindsEye will go LIVE Monday, August 21st from 1PM – 2PM on Facebook and ON AIR to broadcast the Audio Description of the much-anticipated Solar Eclipse during The Missouri Council of the Blind's "Watch and Listen Party." The description will focus on the science of the eclipse and (of course!) the visual elements as the eclipse passes over the city and we experience 56 seconds of totality. 

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The broadcast will give perspective and insight for all who are eager to experiencing the eclipse -- even people with vision can gain a perspective of the eclipse they might not otherwise.

MindsEye translates vision into audio. We have been committed to connecting those who are visually-impaired to the news and entertainment they need for over 40 years through our 24-hour radio broadcasts. We began our Audio Description project in the fall of 2016, and we have trained over 20 describers who are working with us to build our program and to create a more accessible Saint Louis. 

 

To support MindsEye’s Audio Description program, please donate today. You are not just providing access to arts and culture, you’re also committing to building a diverse, vibrant, and inclusive community.

 

For more information on audio description services, visit the website at mindseyeradio.org. MindsEye can also be reached at 618-394-6444.

 

Contact:
Jason Frazier
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9541 Church Circle Drive
Belleville, IL 62223-1000
Ph: 618-394-6447