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ABC’s 7.30 program highlights Screen Australia’s audio description policy


Screen Australia’s announcement yesterday of its new audio description policy for feature films was highlighted on last night’s 7.30 on the ABC.

The policy requires all feature films applying for Screen Australia investment to be audio described from July 2011, complementing Screen Australia’s access requirement since 2007 for captioning of feature films.

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Screen Australia announces new audio description policy


Screen Australia, the Federal Government’s funding body for the screen production industry, has announced a new funding condition that requires films to be delivered with audio description.

The new condition complements Screen Australia’s requirement, introduced in 2007, for all feature films to be captioned.  

This initiative follows recommendations from the Federal Government’s Media Access Review final report, in order to provide around 600,000 Australians who are blind or vision impaired with access to audio described feature films.

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Accessible cinema rollout - the first six weeks


It's been six weeks since the Cinema Access Implementation Plan began to roll out in major Australian cinema chain locations. Media Access Australia has received feedback from a variety of patrons as well as from the cinemas themselves.

The feedback has been both positive and negative and a number of issues have been raised. 

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