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J.M.W. Turner, Peace – Burial at sea, exhibited 1842 Photo: © Tate, 2013
J.M.W. Turner, Peace – Burial at sea, exhibited 1842
Photo: © Tate, 2013
 AUSTRALIAN Communication Exchange has partnered with the National Gallery of Australia to present sign-interpreted tours for Winter 2013 at the Gallery.

Revolutionary smartphone technology OpenMi will offer an accessible audio tour with captions and Australian sign language at “Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master,”

According to ACE, it is estimated that more than 3.7 million Australians are affected by hearing loss and  deafness has been defined as the nation’s second biggest health issue. With approximately one in six people living with this condition, it’s a surprise that so many of our iconic cultural sites have yet to implement technology which provides equal access for the deaf and hearing impaired community.

“CityNews” notes that The Canberra Theatre Centre has long implemented hearing assistance for audiences.

“Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master,” at the National Gallery of Australia until September 8.

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