VocalEye describes live theatre performance for audience members with vision loss. A team of 2 describers views each performance 3 times each, taking notes on the design elements (set, characters, props and costumes) and the action. They describe the show, live, through an FM radio signal.
The Project Manager is responsible for coordination, scheduling and supervising describers and Theatre Buddies, theatre agreements, leading Touch Tours, testing equipment, assisting patrons, attendance records, patron feedback, promotion and outreach.
An e-newsletter containing information about the each show, plot synopsis, reviews, program notes, company bios and advance descriptions of the set, characters and costumes is produced in 3 accessible formats.
New in Canada, a great deal of education and innovative outreach is required via presentations, demonstrations and support materials in large print, braille and audio formats.
Theatre Buddies escort patrons to and from the venue. Touch Tours invite patrons to explore the set, touch selected props and meet cast and crew after the show.