For the first time in US Open history, the USTA will feature an enhanced audio broadcast geared to inclusion for those who may have low vision or blindness. Using 3D sound and real ball monitoring, the broadcast will be available for both the men’s and… Read More »Action Audio at the 2022 US Open
Category of Blind Tennis
Congratulations to Blind Sport and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) for being among the winners of the 2022 TechDiversity Awards. BSRV won the Tech for Good award in the Health and Well-being category. The TechDiversity organisation is playing a major role in pushing for diversity and inclusion… Read More »BSRV’s work recognised at the 2022 Tech Awards in Melbourne
In collaboration with Soundball Singapore, Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria are planning a blind tennis exchange with the Singapore team from the 15th to the 22nd of May 2022. This is the third exchange between the two organisations since 2018 under the leadership of Chris… Read More »Australia/Singapore Blind Tennis Exchange Reignited
The award-winning technology is allowing people who are blind or have low vision to follow tennis games through sound in real time. Congratulations to Tennis Australia, AKQA, and Monash University for winning the 2021 Innovation award by the Australian Finance Review (AFR) and the Silver Lion… Read More »Action Audio wins 2021 innovation awards.
The IBTA family has lost a close friend and a legend of blind tennis. It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Mr Hirofumi Ono after his battle with cancer. Hirofumi was the current world champion and Japan national champion in… Read More »Passing of Mr Hirofumi Ono
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… Read More »Launching Action Audio at the Australian Open 2021
Maurice Gleeson OAM has been appointed President of the International Blind Tennis Association (IBTA). This prestigious role is responsible for leading a consortium of more than 17 countries, with the aim of developing and increasing participation in blind tennis worldwide. Maurice’s two-year appointment as President of… Read More »International Blind Tennis Association President Announced