Taking Flight Theatre Company in collaboration with Creu Cymru present

Taking flight -

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Taking flight -Hosted by Sherman Theatre
On 13th Feb 2017 10am – 5pm

Do you provide Audio Description at your venue but audience take up is low?

Are you interested in exploring creative ways to audio describe your work?

Are you unsure what other tools are available to effectively engage with blind and visually impaired audiences?

Join us for a day of exploration, discussion and debate and discover new ways to make your venue, company or production more accessible and inclusive.

Book your place by calling the Taking Flight office on 02920 230 020

Presentations include:

  •   Audio description on the cheap

Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of: “An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.” Louise will discuss ways of making your show accessible to blind audiences without blowing the budget.

  •  Ramps on the Moon – a catalyst for change

Jamie Beddard is  ‘Agent for Change’ at The New Wolsey and Co-Director of Diverse City. Jamie will explain more about RAMPS ON THE MOON – an initiative addressing the under-representation and employment of disabled people throughout our industry, particularly in “mainstream” theatre.  

  • A brief history of creating integrated access in experimental theatre by visually impaired practitioners

Maria Oshodi  is Artistic Director and CEO of Extant; Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people. 

  • Integrated or an add on? 

Elise Davison and Beth House, Artistic Director and Creative Producer at Taking Flight Theatre Company discuss their unique approach to audio description and accessible marketing.

  • Exploring tactile access materials

Robin Bray – Hurran is a freelance access materials maker.

Robin will explore practical approaches to theatre access, with a particular focus on tactile access materials.

  • An introduction to the Ucan GO app

Megan John and Mared Jarman are from Ucan Productions

The UCAN GO mobile app is an intuitive, reliable and simple to use tool that allows visitors to your building to easily find their way around. Aimed at your visually impaired patrons, but also usable by anyone, the UCAN GO app instantly and dramatically improves accessibility to your building.

Cost of event: Organisations £30/ Individuals £10

PAs for disabled participants FREE

Tea and coffee will be provided

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