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22 June 2018

'Soccer Sight' audio description service again available to supporters

Ipswich Town are again, this season offering the audio description service ‘Soccer Sight’ for partially sighted and blind supporters to use at home fixtures at Portman Road.

The service allows visually impaired supporters to listen to full match commentary for all league and cup fixtures from within the stadium, to help improve the matchday experience.

It differs from traditional radio commentary by focusing on a real-time description of where the ball and action is on the pitch. Audio description is about describing each moment so the listener can be part of the matchday experience.

It was originally developed by the RNIB access project designed to improve access to football at all levels for blind and partially sighted people. Ipswich Town was one of the original 12 clubs involved in the project.

Commentary is provided by Sidney Wigg and Phil Pethybridge. Sidney was one of the original commentators in 2008 and Phil joined in 2009

This is a free service provided by the club. Headsets are readily available for supporters to collect from DLO office prior to kick off. Please book in advance, as there is limited availability. If interested, please contact the ticket office on 01473 400556.

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