WebHits: How the blind enjoy movies
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MANILA, Philippines – They may be visually impaired, but blind people can enjoy the latest blockbuster hits too.
This video by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – better known as the people behind the annual Oscars – provides a behind-the-scenes look into an aspect of film-making that the sighted may not fully appreciate.
What's it like to experience a movie when you're blind? Some people think a huge chunk of the movie-watching experience gets lost without the help of the visual narrative, but audio actually plays an important role too.
Some theaters provide video descriptions, or audio tracks to help explain the story during the breaks in dialogue or action-packed sequences.
They may not be able to get the full narrative experience, but it's still possible to enjoy the movie without the images.
Watch the video below for a look into this movie magic.