People with hearing loss can dream of a future when hearing aids might also serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, customized sound from inside their ears. They can dream of communities where worship places, auditoriums, business windows, and home TV rooms all broadcast their sound through these in-the-ear loudspeakers. Thanks to the refinement of "induction loop" systems--which magnetically transmit sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils (T-coils)--that future can be now!
Learn more at www.hearingloop.org
Community theater gets grant for sign language performances
$3,000 program continues McLean Community Players effort to expand accessibility
Exert from Fairfax County Times Article
By Angela Woolsey
Nov 24, 2015
The Mclean Community Foundation awarded local theater group, a $3,000 on Oct. 27th. To launch an ASL program to provide sign language translators for one performance of each of its four annual productions.
Audio Access: The Alden Theatre is equipped with an infrared audio system for those who are hearing impaired, but not deaf. It can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please inquire at the Box Office.
ASL Interpretation: MCP has received a generous grant from the McLean Community Foundation which will finally allow us to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for one performance of each of our shows.
McLean Community Players Website
The ASL-Interpreted Performance of Double Trouble (AKA The Parent Trap) is July 12 at 4:00 p.m.
ASL Interpreters: Lindsey Snyder and Dionne Hart
Lottie and Lisa are ten-year-old twins who are being raised separately by their divorced parents. When the girls meet unexpectedly at Camp Kästner Summer Camp they discover their true relationship, and the high stakes, madcap adventure begins. Having switched places, the girls discover that their deception is hard to sustain. Will their parents be convinced that the sisters belong together? Catch this world premiere musical!
Best for ages 5+
Additional performances run through August 14, 2015
Aquarium is July 18 at 11:15 a.m.
Join us in The Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
ASL Interpreter: Gerard Williams
With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a "let's pretend" sky.
Best for ages 1-5
Additional performances run through July 26, 2015.
To purchase tickets, please visit us online, or call our box office at 301-280-1660. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.
Imagination Stage offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call group sales at 301-280-1664.
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Box Office: 301-280-1660
by Katherine Bouton
Do you love the theater but rarely go because you can’t understand the dialogue or lyrics?
Fortunately there are several solutions to this problem beyond the familiar infrared headphones that many theaters offer. And those with hearing loss can even get discount tickets to many shows.
First, about infrared. Theaters that seat more than 50 people are required, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide hearing assistance. Most offer infrared systems. If you have mild to moderate hearing loss and can manage without a hearing aid, you use a headset with earbuds provided by the theater. Earbuds are more effective than over-the-ear headphones — though some people are squeamish about using earbuds that others have used.
If you need to wear your hearing aid, you can use over-the-ear headphones. If you need to turn the sound up, however, the noise may seep out and bother your neighbors. Also, as activist Janice Schacter Lintz points out in an article about theater access, they also may not work if you have behind-the-ear hearing aids.
If you have hearing aids with a telecoil, you can use an infrared receiver worn around the neck, . . .
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ASL performance on
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM.
All RCP mainstage performances are in the CenterStage theater at the
(in the Hunters Woods Village Center).
The theater is accessible to the physically handicapped and is equipped for the hearing impaired.
Fox on the Fairway is a tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Fox On The Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf.
Tickets for Fox on the Fairway can be purchased at the CenterStage box office any Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-9pm; Saturday from 1-5pm; and 2 hours before any ticketed performance. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the CenterStage box office at 703-476-4500, then press 3 for the 24-hour ticket ordering system. An online option is available on the Reston Community Players web site, www.restonplayers.org. Click tickets and then the link for the specific performance desired. RCP uses secure online ticketing through Reston Community Center and tickets.com.
Deaf Night Out - Virginia 6th Anniversary @ Granby Theater Club-April 3
For more information on Granby Theater: http://www.granbytheater.com/
For more information on DNO-Virginia:
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April 26, 2015
By Charles Way; Directed by Janet Stanford
ASL Interpreter: Gerard Williams
Date and time of interpreted/captioned/described event in this format:
Sunday April 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Assisted Listening Devices available upon request.
Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814) Lerner Family Theatre
To Purchase Tickets: Call the box office at 301-280 1660 or visit
Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. He tries to keep his feisty daughter Ittifaq safe from the sorceress Jan Shah. But when a mysterious cloud descends upon Baghdad putting all of the adults to sleep, proud Ittifaq must enlist the help of Sinbad the Porter, a street orphan whom she despises. A quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets ensues! The two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life.
Best for Ages 5-12.
Nov 24, 2014
Annlee Ellingson Staff Writer- L.A. Biz
More than 38 million Americans have a hearing disability, according to the Los Angeles Times. And while 70 percent of Americans go to the movies at least once per year, only one-third of the deaf and hearing-impaired do. That's more than 14 million potential movie tickets that go unsold.
Such data makes for a strong case for movie theaters to install captioning equipment for hearing-disabled guests — as does avoiding costly lawsuits levied by advocacy groups. But such accommodations can be expensive — $3,000 to nearly $40,000 depending on the size of the theater, the Times estimates. So the National Association of Theatre Owners, along with four deaf and hard-of-hearing advocacy groups, is negotiating with the Department of Justice to make sure such an investment would be equitably distributed among its members.
For example, the joint recommendation agrees that all digital screens should be installed with closed-captioning (CC) and audio-description (AD) technologies. However, the DOJ has proposed a fixed formula for the number of CC display units based on the number of seats in a theater complex, regardless of the venue's actual attendance or the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the vicinity. The NATO document instead recommends establishing a minimum device requirement — 12 units for a theater with 16 or more screens — and then monitoring demand every six months, requiring display units at a rate of 150 percent of average weekend consumer demand.
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Sterling Playmakers Presents Rapunzel a musical fairytale for all ages
Produced by Lora Buckman
Written & directed by Joe Campanella
Music Direction bt Amy Linsay Litteral
Friday Feb 21 - 7:30 PM *
Friday performance includes sign language by HIS Interpreting.
Sat, Feb 22 - 3:00PM & 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 23 - 3:00PM
Running time approx. 90 min.
At the theater at Sterling Middle School, 201 W.Holly Ave, Sterling VA
Tickets Just $10.00
$1 off with donation of a canned good for LINK (See website below for details)
Call 703-437-6117, visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Sterling Playmakers is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
Community Theater Group Partnership with LCPRCS - Sterling Community Center
PDF Flyer, Download here.