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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Website - and subtitled screenings for Deaf people - under threat

At just 15 years old, Dean Rhodes Brandon founded the website YourLocalCinema.com, which provides details of subtitled screenings for Deaf cinema-goers.


The website, which has played a key role in increasing the number of subtitled screenings for deaf people, will soon be forced to close after losing its main source of funding from the UK Film Council.


Dean Rhodes Brandon, said: “If we ceased to exist…the deaf community would lose a site that has been successful in fighting their corner to making improvements in cinema access.”


This year, YourLocalCinema.com won the Innovation in Cinema Award, and we will be very sad to see it close.

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