The Owl Field has created a children’s audio production using 3D (binaural) audio, thanks to The National Lottery’s Creative Scotland Open Project Funding.
Aimed at children aged 8+, The Fairy Tree by Domien de Groot places the listener as the central character. It features multiple endings, meaning listeners can choose the direction of the narrative.
The audio production is also accompanied by a chapter-navigation file that is compatible with screen readers for people living with sight loss.
“I’m hoping this project’s success could pave the way for a wider focus on audio-only immersive content, as this is particularly important in engaging young people living with sight loss in both entertainment and educative applications,” said Michel Lafrance, producer at The Owl Tree.
The Fairy Tree costs £6.99 to download from The Owl Field’s website but the first chapter is available for free.
Last year The Owl Field won the bronze award for The Bookseller’s FutureBook BookTech Company of the Year.