The arts

What is media access?

Media access refers to how digital, web and broadcast content can be used, read or viewed by people with disabilities, particularly those who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf, hearing impaired, or who have a cognitive condition or mobility disability. This includes the provision of effective access to websites, online information, digital communications, streaming services and broadcast television, as well as access in the classroom, cinema and the arts.


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Audio description in the arts

Audio description in museums & galleries

Visitors to some of Australia's museums and galleries are able to access the visual exhibits through audio guides. They are commonly used for foreign language translation but have evolved into same-language guides to provide further background information on exhibits, and description for visitors who are blind or vision impaired, as well as able-sighted people who want to hear the full story.


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Opera House more accessible – on and off the stage

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The Sydney Opera House has launched its biggest ever Access Program for 2017. The line-up of events features more than 70 accessible shows, workshops and experiences that are sure to delight children and adults of all abilities, with more mobility access options, and an expanded array of accessible performances.

Main theatre of Sydney Opera House

Main theatre of Sydney Opera House


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Don't miss Meeting Place 2017 on 2 March in Perth

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Hosted in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival and DADAA WA, Arts Access Australia’s Meeting Place 2017 will be held next week in Perth and promises to be a memorable and thought-provoking event.

Arts Access Australia

Arts Access Australia


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Accessibility a priority at Sydney Festival

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The Sydney Festival runs in January 2017 with many accessible events featured along with a program of activities that will be accessible to people with a disability.

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Image of Sydney Festival 2017

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Be part of the Diverse-CITY of Melbourne

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Now in its 12th year, the ‘Diverse-CITY’ exhibition is running up until the evening of 21 December. It showcases a diverse range of artworks from artists of all ages who are living with a disability, or an experience of mental ill health, and who come from culturally diverse backgrounds across Victoria.

Image of Diverse-CITY

Image of Diverse-CITY

This annual event is free to attend and put on by ADEC ArtAbility. It’s a featured exhibition at Federation Square, on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in Melbourne.

Diverse-CITY promotes a message of ability not disability, and strength in diversity and personal empowerment through engagement with the broader community.


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Three upcoming free arts events in Sydney and Victoria

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Media Access Australia wants to let you know about a trio of free events scheduled around the International Day Of People With Disability on 3 December. 'Youth, Mental Health and Inclusion in the Arts' will be staged in Ballarat on 28/11; 'Red Dog True Blue' is being audio described at Event Cinema Parramatta on 4/12; and you're invited to attend the 2016 Arts Access Victoria AGM on 6/12 in South Melbourne.

International day of people with disability

International day of people with disability

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Access & Inclusion on centre stage for Sydney Festival 2017

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The Sydney Festival is gearing up for January 2017 and the organisers are committed to making every effort to ensure that their program of activities to be staged from 7 to 29 January will be accessible to people with a disability.

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Image of Sydney Festival 2017

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Have your say in the ACA’s Disability Action Plan survey

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The Australia Council for the Arts (ACA) is evaluating their 2014-2016 Disability Action Plan and their Arts and Disability Funding program. If you’re an artist or arts-based organisation, they need your help to find out about the challenges so far and your thoughts on future priorities.

Australia Council of the Arts logo

Australia Council for the Arts logo


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Screenworks host CC and AD workshop to educate filmmakers

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As part of the accessibility focus of Screenworks, they will be holding a Closed Captioning (CC) and Audio Description (AD) workshop next month, with the aim of educating filmmakers on the importance and simplicity of accessibility methods.

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According to Ken Crouch, General Manager of this Northern Rivers NSW based not-for-profit organisation, the seminar aims to “raise the quality of closed captioning and audio description across the film industry.”


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