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Audio Described Performances


Regal Entertainment Group has new accessiblity technologies that are very exciting. They are making changes to accomadate people with and through Assistive Listening, Closed Captions, Blind or Low Vision and Descriptive Audio. Visit their site for more information. Call your local Regal Theater for information about specific showings.

The North Hills Cinema is among the first in North Carolina to offer Audio Description on any date, in any theatre, for any film that has the Audio Description encoded into the film. This innovative new technology is promoted by The Audio Description Project through the American Council for the Blind. To learn if the film you're interested in seeing has Audio Description, please contact the Regal North Hills Cinema at 919-786-4494. To learn about other theaters and films with Audio Description all over Wake County, North Carolina, or the United States, please visit the Audio Description Project website HERE

logo for Audio Description There is no charge for audio description services beyond the cost of regular admission for the performance. Use the following links for printable PDF versions of upcoming schedules:

City of Raleigh's Public Art Audio Described

The City of Raleigh has contracted Arts Access to provide audio description tracks for their public art pieces. We have made 12 sculptures available! 
 Read more. 

Arts Access and Cary Visual Art Create Audio Tour of Outdoor Sculpture



Cary Visual Art has mounted 12 new sculptures for its sixth year of the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in the Town of Cary. The installation of work along Academy Street and on the Town Hall Campus has made a very positive visual impact on the town’s landscape. Until this year however, these works of art were inaccessible to people who are blind or low vision. Arts Access is proud to have partnered with CVA to remedy that.         

 An audio description of all 12 sculptures has been recorded by trained audio describers and made available via a podcast linked below. Our hope is that this will make these intriguing pieces of art accessible to a larger audience; however they can also be used to increase the experience for people with full sight. Residents of Cary who will be interacting with these pieces for a full calendar year may benefit from listening to the podcast, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the forms.

 Arts Access was honored to partner with Cary Visual Art to make this audio tour accessible, but we could not have done it without support from additional sponsors. Triangle Radio Reading Service offered their professional space to our audio describers without hesitation. Additional funding from The Cary Lions Club and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lancaster made this podcast a reality. 

Listen to the podcast HERE!

Braille Services in Raleigh

Would you like to create Braille programs or playbills to make your performance more accessible? Here is a list of local businesses or organizations that provide Brailling. You'll have to call their office for pricing.

  • Alliance of Disability Advocates Center for Independent Living
    401 Oberlin Road, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27605
    (919) 833-1117
  • Communications Unit of Division of Services for the Blind
    Raleigh Office: (919) 733-4234
    NCDHHS is statewide. You can visit to find an office near you.
  • Governor Morehead School State Library for the Blind
    309 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27606
    (919) 733-6381

Find Theater Contact Information, or sign up for Audio Description Email Updates. Need a different show audio described? Read How to Request Audio Description, or find out, What Is Audio Description?