Audio Descriptions - is an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art). It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is happening on the screen or stage during the natural pauses in the audio, and sometimes during dialogue if deemed necessary. Users listen to the description on a wireless headset.)
Sign Interpretation - means by which the hearing person facilitates communication for the deaf by converting English into the Sign Language and Sign Language into English.
Captioning - display text on a television, video screen, or other visual display to provide additional or interpretive information. Like subtitling, it is used as a transcription of the audio portion of a programme as it occurs (either verbatim or in edited form), sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements. Such as the identity of speakers and, occasionally, their manner of speaking - along with any significant music or sound effects using words or symbols.
Relaxed Performances - are intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people. During a relaxed performance, the house lights will often stay on during the show and families will be warned when to expect loud noises. For anyone overwhelmed during the performance, a "chill out" or "calming" area will be provided. In a number of the venues, the show can be followed via speakers or a screen so that the audience is not disoriented by a disjointed story upon re-entering the auditorium. There are also pre-show walks around the theatre.
Visual Stories - are stories told primarily through the use of visual media. The story may be told using still photography, illustration, or video, and can be enhanced with graphics, music, voice and other audio.