ADAPTER

Where
Poland
When
2020
Who
Fundacja na Rzecz Rozwoju Audiodeskrypcji Katarynka (Katarynka Foundation)
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Adapter is an online streaming platform aimed at hard-of-hearing and hard-of seeing viewers. It is considered the first such initiative in Poland and one of the first in the world. It features over 200 films – both Polish and foreign - of varying genres. All the featured films include audiodescription and Polish subtitles, meeting the needs of the blind or hard-of-seeing and Deaf or hard-of-gearing respectively. A number of films includes Polish Sign Language translation or subtitles in simple Polish, regarding viewers who are not native speakers of the spoken Polish language. The film genres include, but are not restricted to, drama, comedy, animation, documentaries, science fiction. It is widely recognised among Polish hard-of-hearing, Deaf, hard-of-seeing and blind.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
• Over 200 films with audiodescription, closed captions and Polish Sign Language translation are available to watch online. • The films are free to watch and do not require creating an account in the service. • Over 40 000 unique users • Polish Film Institute award for the best online service or blog (2016)
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts