How lockdown is unlocking new spaces

How lockdown is unlocking new spaces

For so many around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant unprecedented restrictions on their freedom to travel, gather, get to work or play, or even to simply leave the house. For others who have always faced restrictions such as these because of disability, it...

It’s finally here!!

Could it really be happening? Legislation – or funding, at least – to get Audio Description on Australian television? Check out today’s media release from the government’s Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts: Paul Fletcher...

Poetry in Motion: A new kind of Audio Description

I realise a lot of traditional Audio Description leaves the user wanting a bit more. Manuals and style guides for describers usually contain a lot of rules about what kind of language should be used (or avoided) and what kind of tone should be struck by the...

Wide Angle Film Festival

I’m delighted to be describing the line-up of wonderful shorts for this year’s Wide Angle Film Festival (previously known as Access All Areas Film Festival). Jacqueline and the team at the Bardic Studio have put together another winner of a festival,...

What’s In A Name?

When it comes to AD, a name can be, well, just about everything. There’s really no way to describe things without naming them, and this applies to people too. I recently described a film where, for stylistic reasons, the writer had chosen not to give the...

AD in Australia – Where it’s at

Check out this article in Policy Forum by Katie Ellis, an author and senior research fellow at Curtin University. It’s a great overview of AD in Australia and the government legislation (or lack thereof) in this particular aspect of media accessibility. Read...