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Joanne O'Riordan: ActionAudio a major advance for tennis fans with a visual impairment – The Irish Times

Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Joanne O'Riordan: ActionAudio a major advance for tennis fans with a visual impairment – The Irish Times

Naqi Rizvi hugs Roy Turnham after their game during the LTA Visually Impaired National Finals at Wrexham Tennis Centre in Wales in 2021. Photograph: Cameron Smith/Getty Images for LTA

 
The Queen’s Club championship usually means one thing – the tennis greats are assembling in London in preparation for Wimbledon.
Sure, it might seem a bit pretentious, but in some ways, it’s the truth. There was one big difference this time. ActionAudio, which makes tennis viewing accessible for the blind and visually impaired through a series of bleeps and bloops alongside commentary, debuted its technology in the northern hemisphere after a successful show for the Australian Open.
B1 tennis player (in layman’s terms, that’s no sight at all) Naqi Rizvi is glad to see one of his favourite sports finally embrace his differences and include him in the game for those without a disability.
Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/tennis/2022/06/30/joanne-oriordan-actionaudio-a-major-advance-for-tennis-fans-with-a-visual-impairment/

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