Breaking out of the Box 3

By 15th January 2017 No Comments

Taking Flight Theatre Company

in collaboration with Creu Cymru present

Breaking out of the Box 3
Hosted by Sherman Theatre
13th Feb 2017 10am – 5pm

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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 here:

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Presentations include:

· Audio description on the cheap
Dr. Louise Fryer
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, ‘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 consortium of theatres successfully applied for a Strategic Touring Fund to undertake a six-year programme of work. Integrating disabled and non-disabled performers and practitioners. This programme aims to achieve a step change in the employment and artistic opportunities for disabled performers and creative teams , and a cultural change in the participating organisations to enable accessibility to become a central part of their thinking and aesthetics. This program is a catalyst for change throughout the Arts sector

· A brief history of creating integrated access in experimental theatre by visually impaired practitioners
Maria Oshodi – 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 – 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 – 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 useable 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
Speech to text will also be provided at this event

Breaking out of the Box 3 is supported by:

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