Film Festival for Blind Highlights France’s Accessibility Gap

Paris is currently hosting its 6th annual film festival blind and visually impaired people at the UGC Gobelins cinema. The event is arranged by l’Association Valentin Haüy (AVH) and this year sponsored by Luc Besson, whose films “Lucy” and “Taken 3” are…

Swedish Subtitling of Swedish Films Causes Controversy

From today all Swedish film screened by Sweden’s largest cinema chain SF Bio will be subtitled in Swedish. Yes, all. While foreign films have always been subtitled rather than dubbed in Sweden (except animation for children), the decision to introduce…

Digital Cinema is Still Failing Deaf Patrons

Who remembers Dolby’s ScreenTalk ? Ten years ago it was a revolutionary system whereby using a small projector subtitles could be projected onto the bottom of a screen showing 35mm film, or displayed through a reflective system mounted at the rear of…

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