Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Accessible Cinema Advisory Group (ACAG) announcement

The Accessible Cinema Advisory Group (ACAG) met for the third time on 25 May 2011.

During the meeting, the cinema industry confirmed the roll-out of an additional 45 accessible cinema screens (closed captions using CaptivView and/or audio description) by the end of 2011. This will bring the total to 50 screens. Whilst this is less than the 73 screens expected for 2011 in the Cinema Access Implementation Plan (the Plan), ACAG have been assured that delivery of the final 2014 target of 242 accessible cinemas against the Plan is on track. The type of accessibility on offer at each cinema will be advised. For information on when new accessible cinema screens become available, please check Your Local Cinema website at www.yourlocalcinema.com.au.

For your information, you can view ACAG’s second Communiqué at http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/disability/progserv/govtint/Pages/CommuniqueACAGJune2011_attch_A.aspx. The Communiqué identifies the key achievements from the meeting.


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