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Events and entertainment survey

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Sheffield Hallam University student Emily Webster is looking for people with hearing loss to complete her survey on accessibility for events and entertainment venues. The survey is part of her dissertation on whether adjustments in place for deaf and hard of hearing people are adequate. She has chosen this subject due to her poor experiences […]

European study on accessible television

An international survey on accessible television in Europe is being carried out at the University of Seville (Spain). The brief survey aims to find out the opinion of the users of the subtitling, audio description and sign language services on the BBC. All answers will remain totally anonymous. If you have any questions about the survey, […]

Volunteer takes part in experimental theatre performance

Ann Thallon theatre performance

‘Living with the Volcano’: Arts accessibility made manifest at Edinburgh Multi-Artform Venue A Hearing Link volunteer has taken part in an experimental theatre performance in Edinburgh. Ann Thallon, who has a severe hearing loss, worked intensively with musician/theatre maker Greg Sinclair and visual artist Kate Temple to develop and share ‘Volcano’. The project was funded […]

Accessible screenings – London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival kicks off next month and there are a number of accessible screenings taking place. It takes place between the 5th and 16th October in cinemas across the UK capital. To find out what accessible screenings are taking place, visit its website.  The full programme can also be downloaded. Tickets go on sale from […]

Monthly film club – Glasgow

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The Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) has a monthly film club ‘Visible Cinema’ deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Visitors can enjoy captioned or subtitled screenings followed by a post-film discussion enhanced by Speech-to-Text service and BSL. It recently launched a new Facebook page where visitors can keep tabs on future screenings, news and other events. […]

New accessible cinema website launched

A new website for accessible cinema has been set up called The Independent Cinema Office. It is the national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK and aims to develop an open, thriving and challenging film culture. Its ultimate goal is to improve subtitling provision, train staff to make venues more accessible, improve the technical provision […]

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