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Tech Tuesday: How Action Audio is helping blind and vision-impaired sports fans

Roger Federer’s opening match in the 2018 Championships at Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.
Shep McAllister

For blind and vision-impaired sports fans, a good radio announcer can be a game changer. But for fast paced sports like tennis, it can be difficult to convey the back and forth of an individual point. That is where Action Audio comes in.

Much like the yellow first-down line in football, Action Audio adds another layer of information onto the sports broadcast. It was used on a large scale for the first time at this year’s Australian Open.

That and more Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher.


  • Amanda Morris, 2021-2022 disability reporting fellow for the NYTimes
  • Bryant Walker-Smith, associate professor of law and engineering, the University of South Carolina
  • Russell Holly, contributing editor for CNET

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