Two practitioners, one Deaf and one hearing, offer an introduction to Deaf culture, practical steps for providing Deaf people with a warm welcome at your theatre, and some basic British Sign Language along with strategies to facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people. This is a very practical session which will equip you to develop your theatre as a space that Deaf people want to use and be a part of.
Suitable for anybody who works with the public, programmes work, marketing teams, anyone responsible for accessible performances, audience development teams, producers, directors, volunteers.
**Please note, you will need to attend 'Removing Barriers: A Practical Introduction to Disability Equality' before attending this module.**
"I really enjoyed this course and feel much more confident about communicating with Deaf people"
"It was BRILLIANT! I genuinely don’t think we’ve had a staff training session that’s taken their imagination and been so well received. It was well worth doing."
Develop best practice on access for d/Deaf and disabled people in theatre audiences and workforce. Our modular course will provide you with a solid foundation on which to base your planning and policy-making around disability equality in your organisation.
After attending Removing Barriers: A Practical Introduction to Disability Equality, deepen your knowledge with a range of modules in specialist areas.