[vicsireland] Re: audio description research

Hi Susan,

No, we can't get the Freeview service (because it is restricted to the UK).

Flor.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Curry" <SusanCurry@xxxxxxx>
To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:36 AM
Subject: [vicsireland] Re: audio description research


hi folks,

do you get freeview down south, we used to have it and got a few channels
audio described.

susan
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Gerard Ellis" <gerry.ellis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 8:52 PM
Subject: [vicsireland] Re: audio description research


> Hi, Mark,
>
> Most of us who do not use Sky have no access to audio description.
>
> Saying that this shows there is no interest is the same as the restaurant
> owner saying that they won't install a ramp up the large step at the
> entrance because nobody with a wheelchair ever comes in ... it's one of
> those old Catch 22 situations.
>
>
>
> Take Care,
>
> Gerry Ellis
>
> If you don't know where you're going,
> How will you know when you get there?
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mark Magennis" <Mark.magennis@xxxxxxx>
> To: "Vics Mailing List" <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 4:50 PM
> Subject: [vicsireland] audio description research
>
>
> Dear all,
>
> Sorry to post this request again but I think it's very important for
> the future of audio description on television. If you watch any audio
> described television and would be able to take part in this research,
> please consider it. I've only had a few responses and the danger is
> that the research company will report back to the Broadcasting
> Commission that there is very little interest in audio description.
> This will be used to justify not having any in future! It is very
> important that we can demonstrate a need for it and participation in
> this research is a good way of doing that. Thanks for taking the time
> to read this and sorry for bothering those of you who have no access
> to audio description. Here are the details again.
>
> NCBI is looking for paid participants in Dublin and Galway to take
> part in research on audio description. This is open to people who
> regularly watch audio described television programmes, for example
> through Sky. It will involve a telephone interview and participation
> in a focus group. Participants will be paid €60.
>
> Background and details:
>
> The quotas for audio description on Irish television are under review.
> At the moment, only RTÉ is required to provide any audio description
> and that only amounts to 1% of programmes on RTÉ One and RTÉ Two.
> NCBI, in partnership with other organisations through the TV Access
> campaign, is calling for very large increases in audio description
> quotas across all Irish channels, plus the introduction of minimum
> quality standards. The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) is
> carrying out research into audio description before making its
> decisions on the new quotas and standards.
>
> BCI has commissioned OCS Consulting to carry out interviews and focus
> groups with audio description users. NCBI has agreed to facilitate
> this work and we are looking to recruit a number of people in Dublin
> and Galway. Participants will undertake the following two activities:
>
> 1. A telephone interview of up to 30 minutes, some time during June at
> your convenience.
>
> 2. A focus group session lasting up to an hour and a quarter at NCBI's
> offices in Drumcondra or Galway, some time during the first two weeks
> of July.
>
> Participants will be paid €60 on attendance at the focus group session.
>
> If you are interested in taking part in this valuable work that will
> have an impact on the amount of audio description available to Irish
> television viewers, please email me at mark.magennis@xxxxxxxx
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Magennis
> NCBI CFIT and TV Access
>
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