International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is screening two movies this year for the visually impaired persons with special audio described technology as part of Accessible India Campaign. The first movie of the package Sholay was screened today.
The second film under Accessible India campaign Hichki will be screened to tomorrow. These movies are being shown in collaboration with a Delhi based NGO Saksham. The audio deion, gives a visually impaired person, a true sense of what is happening on the screen. The idea behind the move is to promote the acceptability of accessibility.
The IFFI’s decision to screen accessible films will certainly help in promoting Accessible India campaign in the country.
A special presentation of Tunisian films will bring the children up close with international cinema. Two years ago, the 47th edition set a benchmark by becoming the first Indian film festival to screen audio-descriptive movies. The section is a collaboration with UNESCO and Saksham under the Accessible India Campaign and Sugamaya Bharat Abhiyan. Saksham, a Delhi-based NGO, helps children cope with disabilities by making things accessible to them.