Source: Jeski Social Campaign
Barrier-Free Contents for Persons With Disabilities
Movement to break down physical and institutional barriers
to accessibility for persons with disabilities
JEONG Jong-hwa / Professor
Dept. of Social Welfare, Sahmyook University
Going barrier-free is the most important way to improve
the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
It is the most important part of unassisted living for
persons with disabilities.
The goal of a barrier-free society has to be achieved for
the elderly, persons with disabilities and pregnant women
to live normally without inconvenience.
MIN Gyeong-ju / Employee
National Library of Korea
It was very rewarding to see users with disabilities
discover the joy of reading and get into reading.
10 roads without disabilities for wheelchairs and prams
Travel without inconvenience, 17 tourist spots without disabilities
Sign in braille for no-disability trail
I think the attempt to start barrier-free travel and
efforts being made show that Korea is about to cross the
threshold into advanced nation status in disability awareness.
KIM In-soon / Director, Dept. of Universal Design Environment
Korea Disabled People’s Development Institute
It is a challenge to transform all existing buildings into
disability-friendly zones in a short period of time.
We need to make efforts to convert existing buildings
to allow both persons with and without disabilities
to use them with minimal discomfort.
Korea Film Archive
Movies with audio descriptions and subtitles to
allow viewing by persons with hearing/visual disabilities
Airing of barrier-free version of Quartet
KIM Su-jeong / Secretary General
Barrier-Free Film Committee
We started the committee as film industry professionals
to bring in barrier-free movies to Korea,
sharing the view that movies have to include those
who cannot see or hear and that this trend should
spread all across the film industry.
Source: Barrier-Free Film Committee
The morning sun is shining. Wilf walks into the lounge using a walking stick and looks around. However, Reggie is nowhere to be seen.
The movie title rises above the backdrop of streets at night.
It’s shiny and anticipation builds up.
Although it is important to augment movies with voiceovers
and subtitles, I would also like to ask movie distributors
and production companies to understand the need for
barrier-free movies and provide support to produce
more diverse barrier-free content.
It helps me get into the scene and
engage emotionally with the movie.
I tried watching barrier-free movies with my ears blocked
and then with my eyes shut.
I realized that people with disabilities would have problems
watching the movie compared to people without.
It would be nice if people with disabilities could
engage in cultural activities as well.