More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Film
NYU CINEMA STUDIES and THE CENTER for DISABILITY STUDIES, the CENTER for MEDIA, CULTURE & HISTORY and the nyu leadership initiative invite you to:
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE:
WHAT BLINDNESS BRINGS TO FILM
University of California Berkeley, English and Disability Studies
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
Audio description seeks to make visual media, such as film, accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired. Unfortunately, the standard practices seem based on a very limited understanding of what blind people can conceptualize about the visible world.
Using cinematic examples, this talk will critique the current standards and speculate on ways filmmakers and film scholars might use this interpretative medium to improve aesthetic and intellectual access for all audiences of film.
This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. The space is wheelchair accessible and CART will be provided. For other accommodations, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Description:Two middle-aged women seated in a movie theater, one with a guide dog and the other with a white cane, sit with head phones on, absorbed in audio description. Photo: Rohan Thomson, courtesy of The Canberra Times
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