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  • Accessibility Gaming Workshop

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    On December 9, 2019 RNIB held an Experts’ Workshop on “Accessible Gaming.”

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    Why we now need regulation for access services on On-Demand TV more than ever

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    In the first half of 2019, just over 75 per cent of the programming on Channel 4's E4 was broadcast with audio description (AD).

  • Media Accessibility at TechShare Pro 2019

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    TechShare Pro, the UK’s biggest accessibility and inclusive design event, is back for its third year.

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    Audio description for 360-degree content (Part 1 – Scripting)

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    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.

  • Making opera accessible: Pre-recorded audio description

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    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.

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