Cinema and the Arts

UK study looks at 3D audio description guidelines

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A study released by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in the UK has indicated that audio description users do not believe that visual effects in 3D cinema and TV should be audio described.

The study involved two focus groups consisting of 10 blind and partially sighted people who regularly watch audio described programs on TV or DVD. Clips from 3D movies were shown to the groups and the history and process of 3D explained.


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New captioned cinema location in Melbourne

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Hoyts at Forest Hill in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will be the next major cinema to offer closed captioned sessions as part of the Cinema Access Implementation Plan.

With sessions commencing 17 February using the new CaptiView system, Hoyts, Forest Hill will be the first Victorian location to screen closed captioned films.


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Accessible cinema rollout - the first six weeks

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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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Charlestown the first Reading cinema with closed captioning

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Reading Cinemas at Charlestown has commenced closed captioned sessions.

Starting with two blockbuster movies in True Grit and The King's Speech, Reading Cinemas Charlestown, in the suburbs of Newcastle NSW, becomes the first Reading location to show closed capti


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