Is there audio description for sporting events?

Audio description is a service that describes visual events in detail for a blind or partially sighted audience.

Football and Rugby

Commentary is provided at many of the professional football and rugby league clubs as well as some non-league clubs. Information regarding facilities provided at each club, for home and away fans, is available from Level Playing Field.

In Northern Ireland, all international matches at Windsor Park are audio described. For a list of forthcoming matches and to purchase tickets, visit the Irish Football Association website.


Spectators at Lord's Cricket Ground are able to follow every ball bowled and every boundary scored through the excellent Ball by Ball commentary service at the ground. Commentary is provided on every international match, Middlesex county games, and the majority of minor fixtures at the ground.

Access Audio has designed equipment specifically for the purpose of broadcasting description to blind and partially sighted people attending public events. The RAD system offers a superb level of reception utilising radio signals.

If you prefer to experience sport at home, further information can be found on our Audio description web pages.

Did this answer your question?

Your feedback will help us to keep improving this website.

Make a donation

Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most.

Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

Regular donation Single donation