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bridget melton




Defining Audio Description - 

Audio Description is an inclusion service offered for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Via headset, the important visual elements of a performance or event are described to enhance the patron's experience. This is done through pre-show description and during the performance.


based in Chicago,IL.

specializING in audio description

for FILM and live performance.

 headshot of Bridget Melton: image of woman seated with straight hair, eyeglasses and a teal collared shirt.


Bridget Melton most recently audio described Linda (Steep Theatre) and Hamilton: An American Musical (Broadway in Chicago).  Active in the cultural accessibility community for many years, she works to create a welcoming environment for all.  Around Chicago she can be found at various theatres promoting inclusion as an audio describer, advisor, or volunteer. She holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from SMU Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, TX.


Training and Continuing Education:

  • The Kennedy Center - LEAD Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Annual Conference:

"Developing Audio Description Skills" Capacity Building Workshop

with Audio Description Solutions

  • Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium workshop:

"Visual Language, Verbal Description and Multisensory Strategies"

with Annie Leist, Special Projects Lead at Art Beyond Sight

  • AccessGA webinar:

"Audio Description: Multimedia Strategies that Benefit Everyone"

presenter Christopher Delano, Audio Description Specialist at AMAC

  • SMU Meadows School of the Arts:

BFA in Theatre Studies



  • Presenter - "Implementing Audio Description"

The Fifth Not-So-Annual Chicago Theater (un) Conference 2017

presented by Theater Wit

August 2017

  • Guest Speaker - "Front of House and Box Office Customer Service Best Practices"

UIC School of Theatre and Music

Practicum in Theatre Administration

September 2015, 2017

  • Presenter - "Front of House!”

Chicago Theater (un) Conference 2013

presented by Theater Wit

August 2013

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miss saigon

Broadway in Chicago at Cadillac Palace Theatre

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:300pm

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00pm


book of mormon

Broadway in Chicago at Oriental Theatre

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 7:30pm


the play that goes wrong

Broadway in Chicago at Oriental Theatre

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm


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contact me to book audio description for your performance, event or film / book captioning for your film / ask questions about access services for live performance / learn more about audio description / provide feedback on a service or accessibility of this site

bridget melton, audio describer

chicago, il

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