Seeing the Sound launched with its first collection of six stories in September 2017. Based in Surrey, UK. We produce short Audio Animated Stories designed specifically for children who are visually impaired. Simply put, the stories we create are audio focused, with the (optional) additional use of bright, vivid, solid colours to emphasise characters, mood and setting. Our Audio Animated Stories are written, performed and edited in a manner to give a heightened level of immersion, without requiring ‘Audio Description’ or any other additional aid that may break immersion. Our aim is to create visceral, animated imagery inside your imagination.

Each ‘Audio Animated Story’ is essentially a cross between an audiobook (taking the mediums detailed audio description to establish characters and settings without visuals) combined with the voice acting, performance, larger than life characters, and magic of an animation.

We edit our Audio Animated Stories using a method we call ‘Proximity Edit’ in which we edit all audio in respective proximity to the main character in order to encourage the listener to feel like they are the protagonist – hearing everything as it happens around them.

Each Audio Animated Story will aim to inspire progressive, accepting morals and will be approximately 20 minutes long. Additionally, are stories will include a diverse ensemble of voice actors playing a wide range of differently abled protagonists.

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Funded by the Arts Council England with the Support from leading UK Charities.