A Night At The Theater, For The Blind

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Tom Belson (with his wife Ruth) loved theater long before he lost his sight 40 years ago. He says some few theaters get the importance of audio description. (Stina Sieg/KJZZ)

The word for theater comes from the Greek, meaning “seeing place.” But there are some people who believe the enjoyment of live comedies, dramas and musicals should not be dependent on your ability to actually see them.

Stina Sieg of Here & Now contributor KJZZ reports from Phoenix on how some theaters are making shows more accessible to the visually impaired.


Stina Sieg, senior field correspondent for KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona. She tweets @StinaSieg.

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