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U.S. Open Provides First Descriptive Audio Broadcast for Fans Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

by Daniel Parker, RDPFS Intern

There’s still time to catch the first U.S. Open that features “enhanced match audio broadcasts,” so that people with blindness or low vision can follow the play without needing to see the ball. The online home of this monumental first-time broadcast is Action Audio, which went live on September 8, 2022 to cover the Men’s and Women’s Semifinals and Finals matches. The coverage continues through the remaining matches, which go through Sunday, September 11, 2022. Read more in the online article U.S. Open to deliver enhanced match audio broadcasts for vision-impaired.

And stay tuned: in keeping with the tennis theme, this Bulletin will be releasing an article in the coming weeks discussing the intriguing but niche sport of “blind tennis” or “soundball tennis.”