The Adelaide Fringe opens tonight in spectacular fashion as the Fringe Parade lights up King William Street. The Fringe promises that the thousands of people who come along to the city tonight will be treated to a wonderful array of stunning floats and costumes, all around the theme of ‘Lit from Within’
Sounds fantastic! But what if you can’t see?
One organisation, Access2Arts, is dedicated to bringing arts events, including very visual events like the Fringe Parade, to people with visual impairment.
And tonight they’re partnering with us here at Radio Adelaide for a “live audio description” of the Parade. Audio describer Eliza Lovell and vision impaired person Joanna Chua joined Bill in the studio.
It’s almost City to Bay Fun-Run time: it’s coming up on Sunday the 18th of September, and a lot of participants would be madly trying to prepare and train, but most of them have the benefit of sight to guide them to the finishing line. Taking a walk in the shoes of those who won’t have that advantage is a group of very daring individuals who will be blindfolding themselves for the event . They’re doing this to raise awareness and funds for Guide Dogs SA NT, which provides a huge amount of services including guide dog training for those with vision impairment. To talk more about the fun-run and about the services that Guide Dogs SA NT offer, Lucie Reichstein spoke to Jennie Lenman.