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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fiadda piemonte supports the project Torino + cultura accessibile (more accessible culture)

Fiadda Piemonte supports the project Torino + Cultura Accessibile (more accessible culture), created & coordinated by Carlo Molo Foundation.
The project aims to assure a real access to culture & events for people with sensory disabilities, in particular to theater and film. The project promotes a series of initiatives aiming to promote the use of culture as a means of social inclusion & active citizenship by improving the quality of life.
FIADDA Piemonte collaborates and promotes two events of direct inclusion through the use of technology in the cinema & theater.
Cinema : movie reading for the film.
MovieReading is an app for iOS & Android smartphones/tablets available since last year, which allows deaf people to read the subtitles, & blind people to listen to the audio description of the film at the cinema. Until now, people with sensory disabilities (more than 3 million in Italy alone) were excluded from the cinema, & were "relegated" to old movies at impossible hours.
MovieReading is a solution that does not require adjustments or technical infrastructures as both the subtitles & the audio descriptions are available directly on the individual user's device.

The theater & the cinema: the simultaneous subtitles.
The play "The Lovers" by Goldoni is inserted into the normal programming of the 2013-2014 season of the Teatro Stabile Torino, as well as the movie "La mossa del pinguino".
The plays have been sub-titled by SUB-Ti ensuring the opportunity for deaf people to read the lines of the actors on a screen above the stage
In parallel, audio support is provided to blind spectators to enable to follow the show via audio-description.
While working for a future where cultural stakeholders, policy makers & those who are responsible for the planning of arts & cultural events will be convinced to the importance of such initiatives,
Fiadda Piemonte will continue to promote a real & concrete accessibility for all, considering it as one of the cornerstones for a community based on respect, dignity & reciprocity.

A special thanks to Carlo Molo Foundation, to all participants & individuals who made ​​this initiative possible.
With the support of: Piedmont Region, City of Turin, Province of Turin
In partnership with: APRI , APIC , CPD , ENS Piedmont , Tedacà , Foundation Institute for the Deaf in Turin, Piedmont FIADDA , FISH , Tactile Vision Onlus , Isitt , Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired - UICI , ASPHI
Cultural Partners: the Teatro Stabile di Torino Foundation, Torino Film Festival, National Museum of Cinema, Turin City European Capital Association, MovieReading, Sottodiciotto Film Festival, London Sub-ti limited and Sub-ti Access Rome, Soundmakers Festival 2014

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