Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“Audio Description” Now Sounding At the Cinema

Thanks to John for his latest post! You can find his blog here: www.johnmckenna.com.au

People who are blind or have low vision, are experiencing an increase in the rollout of Accessible Cinemas across Australia.

The word accessible naturally means many things to many people, so for people who are blind or have low vision…….

Hang on a sec, it’s my blog and it’s no secret that this group of people often call themselves Blinky’s
So …for Blinky’s  accessibility means using audio description AD technology to enjoy the movies.
Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations such as films and live performances.
During gaps in dialogue, it describes visual elements such as scenes, settings, actions and costumes.
The Accessible Cinema Advisory Group (ACAG) appear to be making good progress in improving accessibility for Blinky’s wishing to go to the movies.

ACAG is chaired by Jan McLucas the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers and they are also doing a lot of great stuff around captioning for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

 To follow the progress of this rollout keep Accessible Cinema in Australia bookmarked.

improved accessibility for people who are blind or have low vision at the movies