Media Access Australia CEO talks about the Human Rights Commission's cinema decision

Friday, 30 April 2010 15:05pm


Recently Media Access Australia CEO Alex Varley spoke with Vision Australia Radio about the Australian Human Rights Commission’s decision in April to reject the exemption application by the four major cinema chains.


The decision has prevented the four major cinema chains (Hoyts, Greater Union/BCC, Reading and Village) from becoming exempt from complaints under section 55 of the Disability Discrimination Act in exchange for undertaking to increase the number of cinemas providing captioned screenings to 35 over the next 2½ years, and also introducing audio description in those cinemas.

To find out more about the Human Rights Commission’s decision, listen to HRC’s cinema decision with Alex Varley [MP3 Audio - 4.36 MB]. If you would like more information about captioned and audio described cinema in Australia visit the accessible cinema website.

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