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The ADLAB PRO Project hosted a focus group to gather feedback from a group comprising blind and partially sighted people on a selection of audio-visual material produced within the project.
We have been experimenting extensively with audio description on 360-degree content in the Immersive Accessibility (ImAc) Project, with the aim of finding solutions for enhancing the viewing experience of someone with sight loss.
Alice Gilmour from Opera North spoke about her role in making opera accessible.
Making opera accessible is my role at Opera North and yet I was aware that our increasing use of concert halls for our very well-received semi-staged productions of Turandot, Salome and more recently Aida, had meant that we were not accessible to anyone who cannot see the displayed surtitles, as they have all been sung in their original languages. So as an audio describer myself, I decided to trial pre-recording audio description.
The new Virgin Media TV ad for their "Switch to Super" campaign, which aired for the first time simultaneously across all five main ITV channels on the evening of Saturday 30 March, featured audio description.
Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) is consulting on the regulation of TV advertisements that include content provided by means of audio description.