Asia-Pacific Jul 19, 2012
BEIJING: A project to transcribe movies to audio descriptions for people with vision disabilities was launched Wednesday at the China Braille Library.
Four film organizations sponsoring the project have donated 100 films, and 98 of their staff have volunteered to do the transcription work, according to Wang Lili, an official with the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.
Wang said most of the volunteers are filmmakers or film researchers.
The project was jointly launched by the China Film Science and Technology Research Institute, China Film Art Research Center, China Movie Channel Program Center and the Administration Center of Digital Film Content.
Over the past year, the library has recruited 582 volunteers to assist people with vision disabilities and held about 300 film screenings with oral narrations.