Ministry of Information and Broadcasting advocates for making cinema inclusive

Visually Impaired Children watching Audio Described Version of Dangal

Saksham Trust and with very valuable support from SAPIENT, The Directorate of Film Festivals, is organizing the screening of popular Bollywood film ‘Sholay’ with audio-description, subtitles, and supported by sign-language interpretation.

The audio description feature, when combined with subtitles, enhances the abilities of a person with visual and/or hearing impairment to experience and connect with the film the same way as a sighted person. The audio description refers to the narrative track added to a film that enables a person with visual impairment to understand the sequences that have a natural pause/no sound.

This year also marks the completion of 43 years of the film, a milestone worth celebrating by making the cinema a watching experience for all. Saksham Trust has in the past voluntarily audio-described 28 Bollywood films that have been shown at various film festivals and private screenings.

Saksham works in the field of education, assistive technology solutions for reading and writing and mobility solutions, inclusive entertainment, covering Pan India, with a school for children with vision impairment in Noida, since 2003.

For their devotion to the cause, they were honored with a National Award in 2015.

Published by Saksham

Saksham Trust is a not - for - profit organisation, established in 2003. The sole aim of the trust is to empower persons belonging to this marginalised section of society through a variety of strategies. India has more than 14 million persons with blindness and low vision and above 70 million persons who cannot read normal print due to some sort of disability. A range of services needed to be provided to such persons for their social and economic mainstream into society. Saksham is guided by the Vision of a sensitised and motivated society that acknowledges the value of interdependence and appreciates the abilities of persons with blindness and multiple disabilities and willingly provides equal opportunities for all.

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