Cinema and the Arts

The Third Annual Young Described Film Critic Contest

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The American Council of the Blind and the Described and Captioned Media Program have announced their third annual contest for young people to write reviews of audio described films.

The Young Described Film Critic Contest is divided into three age categories: 7 to 10, 11 to 14 and 15 to 18.


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US cinema chain to provide CaptiView captions

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America’s third largest cinema chain, Cinemark, will install CaptiView closed caption equipment for Deaf and hearing impaired patrons in all its Californian complexes by mid-2012.

A result of legal action taken against Cinemark, the settlement applies only to California but advocates are meeting with Cinemark and other chains to encourage closed captioning services in other states.  


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Enjoy this long weekend with an accessible movie

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Go to the movies this Easter long weekend for some accessible entertainment. There are many films available with both captions and audio description to choose from throughout the country.

Among the accessible cinema venues are the cinemas that have adopted the latest in captioning technology – the CaptiView system. This easy-to-use hand-held screen means more sessions are available to those who may benefit from captions.


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Customise your news alerts now

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There are many ways you can choose to receive news from Media Access Australia, and with a few easy steps you can customise your subscription by selecting both the type of news you are interested in as well as the frequency you receive it.

Here are a few points about your subscription and how you can personalise your news from Media Access Australia.

If you have already subscribed to the news alerts you must first be issued with a new password for the website.

Once logged into the site you can change your news alert preferences by going into the subscriptions tab and then choosing tags.

You are then presented with choices in both disability and media type:


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