Launching Action Audio at the Australian Open 2021

Photo of Marin Čilić and Roger Federer in the fourth set of the Australian Open 2018 singles men's final.

Tennis Australia, Monash University and AKQA have launched Action Audio (action-audio.com), an online audio stream designed to make the Australian Open broadcasts accessible for almost 600,000 Australians and 285 million people living with blindness or a vision impairment.

Action Audio turns spatial data from live sports into sound, allowing blind and low vision audiences to follow the action in real time. Action Audio will launch during the Australian Open 2021 men’s and women’s finals.

Women’s Singles Final – 20 Feb 2021, 7:30PM AEDT
Men’s Singles Final – 21 Feb 2021, 7:30PM AEDT

Visit https://ausopen.com/ao-radio and look for the heading “Action Audio” this weekend. Thanks to Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) and the many sports fans who contributed to the co-design of Action Audio.

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