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.
"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."
Please note, you will need to attend 'Removing Barriers: A Practical Introduction to Disability Equality' before attending this module.
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.