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SF360: Liane Yasumoto and Superfest

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 29, 2007 at 9:3AM

"Access" is a buzzword these days, but Superfest International Disability Film Festival does access on a whole different scale. Creating a film-viewing space for forty wheelchairs, offering captions for those who can't hear, American Sign Language interpreters as live narrators as well as audio describers for the visually impaired, Superfest serves an audience not exactly catered to by the traditional movie house. Susan Gerhard reports.
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"Access" is a buzzword these days, but Superfest International Disability Film Festival does access on a whole different scale. Creating a film-viewing space for forty wheelchairs, offering captions for those who can't hear, American Sign Language interpreters as live narrators as well as audio describers for the visually impaired, Superfest serves an audience not exactly catered to by the traditional movie house. Susan Gerhard reports.