Adelaide Beyond Sight

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Describing Adelaide's iconic landmarks for Blind and Vision-impaired people.

How will the funding be spent?

We will deliver our project by engaging a Project Officer to co-ordinate the project and develop complementary resources to raise awareness of Adelaide Beyond Sight. Audio describers will be engaged to develop audio description scripts and work with the selected South Australian individuals to meld the audio description and personal reflections into a final script for narration and associated costs to ensure high impact.

How will the project be delivered?

The project will raise awareness of social inclusion by describing what Adelaide looks like for vision-impaired people. Significant South Australians will choose landmarks they love and tell us why. Audio descriptions of those landmarks will be developed and combined with the personal reflections for sighted and non-sighted people in narrated audio of landmarks, both secret and well known. It will be Adelaide as it has never been heard before and a lasting gift and legacy to all Sth Australians

How many people will directly benefit from this project?

35,000 people in South Australia who are blind or vision impaired, and all South Australian’s who want to see the inclusion of disabled people in the community.

How will you measure the impact of this project?

The impact of Adelaide Beyond Sight will be measured by both quantitative and qualitative methods relating to the education experiences delivered, feedback from those experiences, media and social media reach, and the ease of the project to be adapted for other places and other cultural heritage projects. Increased understanding of audio description and increased understanding that just the ‘presence’ blind and vision-impaired people and other people with disability does not mean inclusion.
Increased understanding that blind and vision impaired and other with disability may need access provisions for full inclusion.
The preparedness for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

Culture and entertainment rely heavily on visual elements. Blind & vision impaired South Australians miss out on significant everyday visual content that leads to exclusion from recreational and cultural activities. Connecting communities to their iconic state environment through Audio Description will bring about a development in relationships and awareness of their city. A sense of belonging and inclusion will strengthen. The project is about South Australia moving together towards inclusion.

Organisation details

Organisation Name

Access2Arts

What does this organisation do?

We are Access2Arts.
We are impassioned about the arts and equality. We want to bring our unique perspective and integrity to the arts landscape to remove barriers to the arts and arts opportunities and explore the inter-relationships between arts practice and disability.

Our approach is simple: we believe in equality. We work creatively to remove barriers. We explore, innovate experiment and take risks to develop global, national and local partnerships in order to expand best practice in arts and disability. We talk, engage, and show; in doing so we develop artists; audiences; organisations and ourselves.

We are an experienced disability led organisation. More importantly, we are pioneers and explorers constantly seeking new ideas and opportunities. We are open and approachable and happy to talk to you about your ideas.

‘a small but mighty arts and disability organisation’

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