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  1. 1. CulturAbile Audiodescription and Subtitling for visually and hearing impaired people “ If you can see, look. If you can look, observe”. (José Saramago, Blindness) Saveria Arma e Silvia De Pasquale, CulturAbile
  2. 2. Blind and deaf people in Italy <ul><li>Between 352 k and 380 k blind people and nearly 1.500 k people with low vision </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 500 k people DHH people </li></ul><ul><li>Figures expected to rise </li></ul><ul><li>Social values </li></ul>
  3. 3. AD in Italy <ul><li>First AD ever: Spartacus (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>AD at public TV (RAI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Percentage of programs audiodescribed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2006-2009: up to 60% (actually, 35-38% !) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2010-2012: up to 60% (!) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of programs audiodescribed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human resources employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards and guidelines </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. AD in Italy <ul><li>Cooperative Senza Barriere Onlus (Trento) </li></ul><ul><li>Association Consequenze (Rome) </li></ul><ul><li>Association Blindsight Project (Rome) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rome Fiction Fest (in July, in cooperation with Consequenze , technical support by SubTi) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rome Film Festival (in October) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Association Cinema senza Barriere (Rome, Milan, Bari) </li></ul><ul><li>Association Isiviù (Messina) </li></ul>
  5. 5. CulturAbile: ItaliaCamp project <ul><li>Provide cinema and DVD industry with technical equipment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For AD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For ST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For digital TV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live AD and ST </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Social and cultural inclusion </li></ul>
  6. 6. CulturAbile: ItaliaCamp project <ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For cinema (about 10.000 euros) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For each film on DVD (about 2000 euros) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For digital TV (?) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. CulturAbile: ItaliaCamp project <ul><li>Seeking for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsors, partnerships, support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical partnership and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision makers (culture and society) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Thanks! [email_address] coming soon…