SPORT IS FOR EVERYONE
WHAT IS AUDIO DESCRIPTION?
The first questions we get asked about audio description, or AD, is "What is it? How is it different to what I hear anyway?".
Our audio describers are trained to keep up with play to the second, and focus on the action - if something happens in the match, the listener will know exactly what happened, where it occurred and how it transpired.
Here at Alan March Sport we pride ourselves on delivering this service, and we currently provide it for Southampton, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City, Mansfield Town, Wrexham and Crawley Town,
as well as delivering it for all of the events at the Commonwealth Games
in Glasgow 2014 and the IBSA Blind Football Championships 2017.
In 2017 we formed a partnership with the Centre for Access to Football
in Europe (C.A.F.E) to provide English audio description at all major UEFA
finals including the Men's and Women's Champions League and Europa
League. In 2019 we also delivered English audio description at the Nations
League Finals in Portugal.
All our commentators are trained to the highest standard to deliver not
only the commentary itself, but also before and after care to vision
impaired spectators, so our listeners don’t miss anything that happens
on the field, but are kept fully up to date with any information they need
to know off it.
This service is free with your match ticket, and all listeners are provided
with a simple to use radio receiver and headphones to tune in to the
commentary. You can bring your own set of headphones should that be
If you wish to know more about how our Audio Description service works
at the club or stadium you’re visiting, you can visit their specific sections
by clicking the links on this page.
"My thanks to you and your colleagues for an excellent commentary. Excellent because the commentary
was extremely fair, and I thought of a very high quality... Thank you again for an excellent service."
Rt. Hon David Blunkett MP, who used LCFC's AD service for the visit of his beloved Sheffield Wednesday
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Kenny Miller goal for Scotland v England at Wembley, 2013
Andrej Kramaric goal for Leicester City v QPR at the King Power Stadium, 2015
Tom Bradshaw goal for Walsall v Nott'm Forest at the City Ground, 2015
England v Brazil - England's first game back at Wembley Stadium, 2007