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How Do You Watch Movies if You Can’t See?

By Be My Eyes

Why don’t we see more blind people in movies? How are people with a visual impairment or blindness portrayed when we do? Hold on a second — can blind people watch movies at all? Yes. And how we represent and reflect people in films matters. Expert Cathy Kudlick joins Hans and I for a discussion about the film landscape as it stands today. She walks us through the craft audio descriptions and shares her insight about tapping into the power of portraying people or experiences on film. What needs to change? What can filmmakers do to make accessibility a key part of the filmmaking process and why does it matter? How can we as film fanatics and movie-goers hold filmmakers to a standard of storytelling that represent folks with disabilities with greater integrity? Listen in!

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