Time Out: Opening up the world of cultural and leisure time activities
Time Out creates opportunities and participation of those with vision impairment in cultural activities, sports and leisure time for an improved quality of life. Currently, the majority of those with vision impairment are excluded from cinemas, theaters and sporting events due to those venues not installing technological systems now available which allow for audio accompaniment and access enabling those with vision impairment to enjoy and participate together with the wider audience. Some 25,000 people plus their family and friends could be added to potential audiences should the necessary equipment be in place. From soccer and tennis matches to opera and theater performances access is possible providing there is an investment in the communication.
Our role is to establish the equipment required as standard and not the exception.
The results would be an improved quality of life for the participants and economic advantages for the events just by having the right equipment in place for all.