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A collage of photos of Richard Benge, Arts Access Aotearoa, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Stephen Wainwright of Creative New Zealand, audio describers and other guests
Audio describers who completed Arts Access Aotearoa's recent three-day audio describers' training received certificates and were congratulated by Her Worship the Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown at the launch of the second edition of the publication "Arts For All: Ngā toi mō te katoa". Read more  

Comedy Festival accessible to Deaf patrons

15 April 2014
Four performances – two in Auckland and two in Wellington – will be interpreted in New Zealand Sign Language for Deaf and hearing impaired patrons at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, running from 24 April to 18 May. Read more

Bowen House displays prisoners’ weaving

2 April 2014
Colourful baskets, garments and mats, woven from recycled materials by prisoners from Spring Hill Corrections Facility’s Pacific Focus Unit (Vaka Fa’aola) are on display in Parliament’s Bowen House in Wellington until 2 May. Read more

US audio describer to share expertise with arts sector

1 April 2014
American Joel Snyder, one of the first audio describers in the world, will talk next week to arts and cultural organisations in Auckland and Wellington about the techniques he uses to provide audio description to blind and vision impaired people. Read more

Music project a stepping stone for prisoners

24 March 2014
 “You’re not signing up for a holiday. I’m not here to be your friend. I’m here to give you this opportunity and get you to step out of your comfort zone.” Read more

"Rain" comes to Dunedin Fringe

10 March 2014
“Rain”, an interactive dance performance created by Christchurch company Jolt Dance in 2012 and described as “mesmerising” and “captivating” by audience members, will feature from 17 to 21 March in the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2014. Read more

Dunedin Fringe to feature first theatre captioning

4 March 2014
Audio description and New Zealand’s first captioning of live theatre will feature in MilkMilkLemonade, a play directed by Anna Henare and on at this month’s Dunedin Fringe Festival. Read more





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