Posted: Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Fringe Parade on the Air

A photograph of Guest Blogger Lucy Kingston

Guest Blogger: Lucy Kingston I spent the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival Opening Parade in a dim, cramped hall high above King William Street. The beautiful lights of the passing Parade flooded into our little space as we gazed down on the dazzling array of artists going by. I with a small...

Posted: Wednesday 16 October, 2013

SONS & Mothers – a documentary discussion we all need to have

Promotional image for Sons and Mothers the documentary.

Recently I told colleagues how pleased I was that the first feature film Christopher Houghton made after our documentary SONS & mothers included an actor with down syndrome. She wasn’t playing a disabled person, far from it; she was just an ordinary waitress. I shouldn’t say ordinary, she did share...

Posted: Monday 14 October, 2013

Accessible Dreams

Audio describer Lara Torr.

I’m an audio describer, which means I often have to explain to people just what it is that I do. A really common question is “so, how long have you known sign language?”, in response to which, I’m compelled to explain that audio description is almost the opposite of signing....

Posted: Friday 31 August, 2012

Leading the way in Audio Described Theatre

A scene from 'The Ham Funeral':A woman sits at a table with her arms wrapped around a cloth covered bundle

South Australia is leading the country in making the arts more accessible to blind and visual impaired audiences through relatively new and ever-growing professional live audio description. The 2012 Adelaide Festival, for instance, included live audio described theatre productions such as the State Theatre Company’s Ham Funeral, The Caretaker and...