SOUND ASSOCIATES PRESENTING AT THE
LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE IN ARTS AND DISABILITY (LEAD)
CONFERENCE TAKING PLACE IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Mark Annunziato, Vice President at Sound Associates, Inc., will serve as a speaker in a panel discussion at the Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference which is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts. LEAD was established over 20 years ago by a small group of cultural arts administrators who gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. to discuss institutional cultural arts and disability issues. Nearly five years ago it became an integral part of the Kennedy Center’s “Access/VSA International Network,” as a program that advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities in arts and culture.
The conference, taking place from August 27th to the 31st at the Westin Hotel Boston, will introduce newcomers to the field of cultural accessibility solutions.The session titled “Auracast Broadcast Audio: the Future of Assistive Listening?” will also feature Dr. Tina Childress, an audiologist and founder of See Hear Communications Matters, and Wayne Whiteley, PM Manager at Listen Technologies. The presenters will discuss thenew Bluetooth protocol that can be used to broadcast audio in public spaces and/or as a component of an assistive listening system. Sound Associates is a leader in accessibility solutions in the performing arts industry and is the exclusive distributor of the GalaPro™ technology designed to provide an all-access, unique, and non-disruptive experience for audience members in need of closed captioning or audio descriptions using any WiFi-enabled mobile device.
The panel discussion is scheduled for Thursday August 31st between 1:50pm and 3:10pm.