China to produce accessible movies

Thursday, 24 November 2011 14:23pm

China’s Government has held a press conference in Beijing this week to promote its pledge to produce captioned, interpreted and audio described movies.

The General Administration of Press and Publication aims to produce captions and audio description for 10 to 20 movies per year, accommodating China’s nearly 12 million vision impaired and 20 million hearing impaired citizens.

Wang Naikun, executive vice-president of China Disabled Persons' Federation, said, “Like everyone else, people with disabilities want to learn about the world through films.”

Filmmakers are making their works available to the Administration for access features to be added and since the project began in May this year, 23 movies have been made accessible. The Administration took the opportunity at the press conference to distribute accessible DVDs, including the 2008 Chinese box office hit If You Are the One.

Read more about this project on the China Daily website.

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