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 visionâ€¦â€¦.
Hang on a sec, it’s my blog and it’s no secret that this group of people often call themselves Blinkyâ€™s
So â€¦for Blinkyâ€™s Â 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 Blinkyâ€™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