Blind and Low Vision Tennis (BLV) matches are among the featured events during the Australian Open’s (AO) All Abilities Day, being held on January 23, 2024 in Australia, January 22nd in the U.S. “All Abilities Day…will showcase and celebrate the diverse range of opportunities available for all members of the community to experience tennis and enjoy the AO.” Blind and low-vision tennis is now “the fastest-growing blind sport in Australia.” The Open will host a “BLV tennis session” featuring junior BLV players during All Abilities Day. For more information, visit the webpage announcing that All Abilities Day at AO 2024 (is) truly Open for All. For additional information about BLV tennis and its growth in Australia, read the article from ABC News reporting that Blind and low-vision tennis now the fastest-growing blind sport in Australia.
Ensuring that All Fans Can Enjoy the Open
Throughout the Australian Open, inclusion and accessibility initiatives have been helping to ensure that all fans can enjoy the games. For those attending in person, way-finding technology is available. For spectators from locations worldwide, Action Audio will allow those who are blind or have low vision to follow the action in real time through a three-dimensional spatial audio experience. More information and a link to listen are available here for Action Audio.