Access & accessibility
Audio described (AD)
Depot offers a selection of AD (audio described) screenings for blind and visually-impaired customers. It’s a bit like the commentary on a sports event.
Equipped with a pair of special headphones, or plugged into your own hearing aid via a lanyard, the system will provide a explanation of the on-screen action in the gaps in the dialogue and sound effects, while the film soundtrack is delivered through the speakers in the normal way.
At Depot, we also have induction loops above the ticket office, food and drink counters and in the Studio. All auditoria are fitted with infrared hearing systems.
Please note, audio description has to be produced by the film distributors. It’s a costly process so not all distributors have a policy of providing AD for all their films.
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For more information email or call 01273 525354
Audio Description is completely imperceptible to other (sighted) patrons – it can only be heard if wearing the special headphones or lanyard.