I am thrilled to share news of an accessible event at the Wexner Center for the Arts. As this is a blog about audio description, I’d like to point out the audio described version of the event is available for streaming this week. All of the details are below in the email I received from Helyn Marshall. Kudos to Helyn and the staff at the Wexner for their attempts to make art truly available to everyone!
Here are all the details as outlined in Helyn’s email:
Dear Accessibility Professionals, Practitioners, and Friends,
I am writing to share some fast-breaking news on the accessibility front for Film/Video offerings at the Wex!
Starting tonight, we’re showing the new documentary film Her Socialist Smile, which shares Helen Keller’s work as one of the most passionate activists and advocates of her time, including an open captioned, in-person screening at 7pm on Wednesday, September 22.
In an exciting example of the continued expansion of our accessibility efforts, we are also streaming the Audio Descriptive Version of Her Socialist Smile (which the Wex provided seed money for the creation of the AD Track) for one week only, beginning today.
Here’s a neat blog article Expanding access for Her Socialist Smile written by Chris Stults, Associate Film/Video Curator for the Wex, that shares how he found the film and its director, and helped to line up the support for the creation of an AD version of the film, which we are so happy to be able to share on our site with descriptive transcript available, in a pay-what-you-can model for greater accessibility for all.
This all very literally just came together yesterday; apologies that I couldn’t share with a little more notice, but I would so appreciate it if you could give this film a signal boost via social media or through your networks. Her Socialist Smile is a beautiful documentary and something that I’m really pleased the Wex could help support expanded access to.
Digital Accessibility Coordinator
wexner center for the arts
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