Mind's Eye provides description for drama, opera, ballet, museums and galleries. Online or live, our description engages the listeners and ensures equality of access.
Mind’s Eye was established by Anne Hornsby
We a have team of highly qualified professionals
From ABP America and the Manchester Theatre Awards, plus nominations from RNIB and Henshaws
For 200 events per year, for over 1,000 blind and partially sighted people
Open up access to your venue or your project by ensuring equality of access for all your customers. Contact Mind’s Eye to help advise you how.
Mind's Eye offers audio description on a wide geographic basis, as well as for online projects. International events have included working in France, Poland, America and Russia. Wherever you are based, we can help. And if there are no events scheduled near you, contact us and we will support venues nearby to expand their services.
Anne Hornsby offers an introduction to visual impairment awareness and audio description, for curators, educators, box office and front of house staff. She is an accredited trainer in audio description for the Audio Description Association.
Drama graduate of Bristol University, & an Arts Marketer, Anne began audio-describing in 1988. Anne established Mind's Eye in 1992. Anne describes around 100 spectacles a year, from Opera to Burlesque, Fine Art to chimpanzees.
Based in North Wales, Eleanor has been describing theatre productions for Mind's Eye since 2005 at venues around the North West and beyond. She has also described talks, museum and art gallery tours, educational events and even the butterfly house at Chester Zoo!
Jane worked for eight years as an audio describer for Sheffield Theatres, before branching out, with Mind's Eye and Vocaleyes, to describe art and performance across the country. She is always on the look out for the different and the difficult.
Pat has been a professional audio describer since 2005, working around the UK. She mainly does theatre work - drama, comedy, thrillers, musical theatre, pantomime, classics. She has also audio described other cultural events, for galleries and short films.
Theo is a French graduate of Liverpool University and is currently studying music. He began training with, and working for, Mind’s Eye in 2018, although had previously helped with touch tours over many years. He has worked on theatre shows including Educating Rita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Girl on the Train, and a couple of films shown at HOME, Manchester. He looks forward to more descriptions in the future.
Chris has worked with Mind’s Eye since 2005 describing theatre, gallery and museum exhibitions, and conferences and events around the country. Involved in acting and writing for pleasure, Chris likes describing comedy, and particularly enjoys describing thrillers such as Agatha Christie’s works and The Classic Theatre Company productions, as it gives him the opportunity to study professional acting
A musician from Liverpool Michael has been describing since 2005 in theatres, museums and galleries across the north-west of England.
It's like you’ve got an old fuzzy black & white television, then with the audio description it becomes sharp focus & full colour
I can’t tell you what a difference it makes, having the audio description, it just brings it alive
I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed the theatre so much, and it’s all down to your audio description
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