The conference included sessions on the last decade of audio description on television and in cinemas in the UK, and the challenges facing the service over the next ten years. It was coordinated by RNIB (the Royal National Institute of Blind People), and sponsored by BTI Studios, Deluxe and ITV.
A summary of the conference can be downloaded from the RNIB website.
Audio description was first trialled on British television in 1994, and legislation which made it compulsory for most channels was introduced two years later. There is still no audio description on Australian television despite a trial of it on the ABC which took place in 2012. However, a trial of the service on the ABC’s iview commenced in May 2015 and is scheduled to run for 15 months. For more information see our Audio description on TV page.
You may also like:
- The ADonTV campaign to get audio description on Australian TV.
- Information on audio description in the arts, covering museums, galleries, theatre and music.
- Our guide to finding accessible cinema sessions online for your local cinema.
- Information on assistive technology, covering screen readers and screen magnifiers.
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