Our volunteer Sylvia reviews the performance of Strictly winner and deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis in her West End debut playing Celia in As You Like It. She also shares some useful information about accessing theatre if you have hearing loss.
A short-course covering the art of theatre making both off and on stage will take place in London this October. It is targeted at 17-30 year olds who are looking for a career in the arts industry and who are deaf, disabled or faced other barriers due to their access requirements not being met. The […]
Starting from this autumn, the National Theatre in London will be offering D/deaf audience members the chance to book a pair of augmented reality glasses (or Smart Caption Glasses) which project subtitles onto the lenses. Initially the glasses will be on offer for Hadestown and War Horse, but the National plans to roll the glasses out for […]
‘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 […]
This week marks the third annual Captioning Awareness Week (6th-11th November) run by the charity Stagetext. The organisation is asking you to be a Caption Hero in a bid to raise awareness of captioning to people with hearing loss across the UK. There are different ways you can become a Caption hero: Attend a captioned […]
The National Theatre is to trial new augmented reality glasses with the aim of providing subtitles to deaf and hard of hearing audience members. There is much potential in this technology and it is great to see it finally arrive in the UK. With some refinements, it could go along way to providing true equality […]