Mastercard Creates Ad For Visually Impaired To Match Its Accessible Cards

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When advertisers promote their products, they seem remarkably adept at targeting the right audience—except when accessibility comes into play. It’s often expected that the abled persons in the circles of people with disabilities would see those commercials and buy those products for their friends, but the intended users are far more capable than others credit them to be.

Mastercard walks the talk with a thoughtful spot that encapsulates what its accessibly-designed, differentiated cards are all about.

For starters, the video—produced by filmmaker Fredrik Bond and advertising agency McCann—is narrated with audio descriptions, allowing the partially sighted and the blind to follow the plot at the same pace as everybody else, and making the film enjoyable for all.

Spotlight stars Marilee Talkington, a legally blind actor and activist, whose character Marjorie explores her neighborhood in near darkness, illuminated by a spotlight that is cast on other subjects. Throughout, the protagonist is very much in her element and doesn’t seem bothered by changes in stimuli.

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