New initiative launched to make movies accessible for children with vision disabilities

Asia-Pacific, June 3 2013

CHINA: A new initiative has been launched to make more children’s films accessible for children who are blind or low vision. The event has taken place at The National Library for the Visually Impaired, and its organizer hopes to help children with vision disabilities experience the beauty of movies.

A new initiative has been launched to make children’s movies accessible for children with vision disabilities.

A new initiative has been launched to make children’s movies accessible for children with vision disabilities. (Photo credit: CCTV)

Though they can’t see, these children are cheerful and excited to experience movies.

40 media groups are involved in this fresh initiative rallied by the Ministry of Education. They are advocating for copyrights to more films, which would be remade into versions accessible to children with vision disabilities.

Hou Keming, director of China Children’s Film Association, said, “It’s really hard for children with vision disabilities to enjoy movies. So the makers of 51 films have given their copyrights to The National Library for the Visually Impaired so they can be re-dubbed and edited for the children. “

There are almost 17 million people with vision disabilities in China, 130 thousand of whom are school-age children.

To bring films closer, more and more movies are being prepared just for them.

Over 120 children take part in the event – the perfect gift just in time for Children’s Day.

Source: CCTV

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