London’s Stagetext has just launched a new film called “Getting More Theatre For Your Bucks”. It’s a wonderful resource to share with theaters and other venues when encouraging them to caption their performances.
The video shows several theatre-goers with hearing loss who talk about the experience of having captioning available.
Lissy Lovett, Programme Manager of Stagetext, says the company is hoping that more potential caption users who are hidden in existing audiences, or who have given up on theatre since experiencing a deterioration in their hearing, will see it and think “Oh, it’s people like me who are using this so maybe I’ll give it a try.”
Kudos to Lissy and Stagetext; and thanks to Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) for its work to make captioning universal.
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