Sydney Opera House introduces captioned online videos

Monday, 3 December 2012 16:47pm

As part of the 3 December celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities, Sydney Opera House has published the first four of 31 closed captioned videos from its 2012 Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI).

In keeping with the House’s recent captioning award for entertainment, cinema & the arts captioning, its commitment to providing accessible arts continues with the development of a new accessible video player and the top four FODI session videos captioned for everyone’s enjoyment.

Similar to the popular TED talks, which offer captions in 47 languages, FODI delivers lively discussions and debates led by Australian and international speakers at the top of their field. The annual festival took place in late September with 31 sessions attracting over 20,000 visitors.

Highlights included the questioning of Israel as an apartheid state, whether powerful technology developments have turned humans into gods, and what it would mean if Australian education abolished private schools.

You can watch the videos with captions by clicking the ‘CC’ icon on the bottom right-hand side of each video. The videos are:

Within the next six months all of the 2012 FODI talks online will be closed captioned as well as an increasing number of other online talks and interviews.


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