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Hi, my name is ArtforAll! How can I make video art accessible?

ArtforAll Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello Scope Community.

I need your advice! I am an artist making a piece of video art to be shown on large digital screens - the type you see at shopping centres. 

How can I make the video artwork accessible as I create it? It's important for me to consider this at all stages of its development, not just the final exhibition as an add on.

In particular, I'm keen to hear from anyone who has visual and/or hearing impairments, and those living with Cerebral Palsy.

Thanks for your help in advance!



  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    Hello @ArtforAll and welcome to the community, what an exciting project that sounds like. 

    What is the theme of your video art going to be? 

    I have sight loss myself, and for me it would be important for it to have good contrast and audio description of some kind.
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  • ArtforAll
    ArtforAll Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hello @Ross_Scope, thank you for your reply and for helping me understand what would help you! 

    The theme of the work is about how 'letting go' can be a source of control!

    If the work was shown in an outdoor public setting, how would you personally prefer the audio description to be provided on - personal headphones or on speakers?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,322 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome from me too

    I'm visually impaired too for me it is important that the contrast of colours is right especially wording if light background needs dark writing 

    Light wording hard to read unless on black background 

    I find it hard for example if a film or something shows phone text messages key to the story and you can't read them 

    May not be any use to you lol 


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