Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Who Benefited ?

A captioned tour of the Sexology exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London
We know 25,000 people benefited, I would be interested to know where ?  As most 'cultural' areas tend to be situated in major cities only.

Can Stagetext identify  what percentage of that access took place in Cardiff, London, or Glasgow ? the sites ? Preliminary suggestions that 63% was located in just one city, London.

Events and performances are taking place at cultural venues across the UK this week to boost recognition of the needs of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences.  

Captioning Awareness Week, which runs 14-19 November, also aims to raise awareness of captioned and live-subtitled cultural events among people with hearing loss.

To mark the event, Stagetext, the leading captioning charity, has launched a special offer for £100 off the total booking cost for the first five cultural venues to book either subtitles for an online film, a captioned or live subtitled event. The booking can relate to any theatre show or arts and cultural event taking place in 2017. 

In a recent survey, Stagetext found that around 25,000 people benefited from a captioned or live subtitled event last year. But it is estimated that 11 million people in the UK have some degree of hearing loss.

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