The Communication Competence of Visual Reader at Visually Impaired's Cinema

(Case Study at Bioskop Harewos, Bandung, Indonesia)

  • Cut Meutia Karolina Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
  • Eni Maryani Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
  • Dian Wardiana Sjuchro Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia


Bioskop Harewos is a cinema that specialized in visually impaired film viewers in Bandung, Indonesia.  The cinema runs with a traditional and distinct watching process. Some important concepts used in this research are related to communication competences; Visually impaired; and film. Using a qualitative method with constructivism paradigm and case study approach, this research tries to uncover several aspects, such as the communication capabilities of Visual Readers in Bioskop Harewos; the management effort of Bioskop Harewos in enhancing the communication effectiveness between Visual Readers and visually impaired viewers; also the competency of communication skills that required by Visual Readers. The result of this study revealed that the communication skills of Visual Readers in terms of being a prompter to visually impaired viewers were still under expectation. In terms of improving communication skills, the manager of the Bioskop Harewos has made several introductions and pre-viewing activities, yet the result is not as expected. This research also found three key competencies that are a necessity to be possessed by Visual Readers.

May 30, 2020
How to Cite
KAROLINA, Cut Meutia; MARYANI, Eni; SJUCHRO, Dian Wardiana. The Communication Competence of Visual Reader at Visually Impaired's Cinema. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 225-242, may 2020. ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020. doi: