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At the cinema

Many cinemas are making it easier for people with a hearing or vision impairment to go to the movies. Here's what you can expect.

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Find accessible movies

Here is our step-by-step guide to finding accessible movie sessions with CC and AD on each major cinema website.

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Captions in the arts

Captions allow a wider range of people to enjoy the theatre experience, essential for the 4.5 million Australians who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

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Latest Cinema & Arts News

  • The Sydney Opera House has launched its biggest ever Access Program for 2017. The line-up of events features more than 70 accessible shows, workshops and experiences that are sure to delight children and adults of all abilities, with more mobility access options, and an expanded array of accessible performances.

  • Hosted in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival and DADAA WA, Arts Access Australia’s Meeting Place 2017 will be held next week in Perth and promises to be a memorable and thought-provoking event.

  • Thursday, 15 December 2016
    Accessibility a priority at Sydney Festival

    The Sydney Festival runs in January 2017 with many accessible events featured along with a program of activities that will be accessible to people with a disability.

  • Thursday, 15 December 2016
    Be part of the Diverse-CITY of Melbourne

    Now in its 12th year, the ‘Diverse-CITY’ exhibition is running up until the evening of 21 December. It showcases a diverse range of artworks from artists of all ages who are living with a disability, or an experience of mental ill health, and who come from culturally diverse backgrounds across Victoria.

  • Riverside Theatres in Parramatta are staging a large number of accessible screenings of a variety of popular films including the latest releases, over the Summer season.

  • Media Access Australia wants to let you know about a trio of free events scheduled around the International Day Of People With Disability on 3 December. 'Youth, Mental Health and Inclusion in the Arts' will be staged in Ballarat on 28/11; 'Red Dog True Blue' is being audio described at Event Cinema Parramatta on 4/12; and you're invited to attend the 2016 Arts Access Victoria AGM on 6/12 in South Melbourne.

  • The Sydney Festival is gearing up for January 2017 and the organisers are committed to making every effort to ensure that their program of activities to be staged from 7 to 29 January will be accessible to people with a disability.

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Captions and audio description can be used to enhance access to theatre, video, exhibits at museums and galleries, even architecture and historical sites.

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