MindsEye’s Audio Description Program makes arts and culture available for everyone. Imagine Cinderella dropping her slipper, a priceless ancient artifact, or the winning goal; these examples are visual moments. We work to make these moments available for everyone.

In this program, attendees with a visual disability join family and friends for the exhibit, performance, or event. Then, using a MindsEye headset, they listen to a trained audio describer relate the visual information in real-time. For example:

  • costumes
  • the antics of a team’s mascot
  • artworks
  • animals in a zoo habitat

Using the Standards of Audio Description

The audio describer uses breaks in the action to narrate the visual material for the attendee with a visual disability. This ensures that everyone can attend an event together and understand the action. Our audio describers are trained volunteers using the standards of audio description developed by the American Council of the Blind, the leader in this field.

ADA Compliant

This program promotes equity and compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Video Example

Play the video to listen to session one of the Missouri Botanical Garden Virtual Audio Described Series.

Meet the Plants of the Climatron with special guest Janet Wasylczak – Audio Described


Since 2016, our Audio Description Program has worked with organizations across the bi-state St. Louis region to make this service available to their patrons:

  • Metro Theater Company
  • Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
  • St. Louis Shakespeare Festival
  • Ignite Theatre Company
  • The Muny
  • Looking Glass Playhouse
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
  • Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • and more!


MindsEye’s Audio Description is funded explicitly in part by the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis, Boeing Employees Community Fund.

You can browse our upcoming events or request an audio description event if you want MindsEye to begin offering this service at a new venue.

For more information about our Audio Description Program or how your organization can utilize our audio description services, please get in touch with our Audio Description Team at AD@mindseyeradio.org.