Cinema CEOs step in to talk about access

Friday, 23 April 2010 14:20pm

At the Deafness Forum Deafness Sector Summit in Sydney today, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities Bill Shorten announced that he and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy had met with the four CEOs of the major cinema chains to discuss cinema access. This happened just after the AHRC decision.

At this meeting it was acknowledged that the present proposals were not good enough and that a better outcome was needed. The CEOs said that digital technology would make a big difference. Bill Shorten said that deaf and blind people are patient but they need a concrete plan, otherwise they just get frustrated with no progress.

The next step is a further meeting with the government, disability groups, the cinema CEOs and MAA to progress this further. This is expected to happen in mid-May.



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