February 15, 2020
Surtitles and Accessibility for the Stage
Hosted by SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival
10330 84th Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
What are surtitles and how can they help make a performance accessible to those with a linguistic or hearing barrier?
Among the numerous contexts into which surtitling has evolved since their initial use for opera performances in the 1980s, surtitles have now become a tool to make theatre performances accessible for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This workshop will provide you with an overview of surtitling contexts. You will also gain a general understanding of the methods and processes of creating surtitles for theatre performances and beyond.
Presenter: Milane Pridmore-Franz
ASL/English accessible. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Gender neutral washrooms. Wheelchair accessible seating can be booked in advance by calling 780-409-1910. Hearing loops available. Audio listening systems can be borrowed from the box office. Level entrance/no gap. Wheelchair accessible parking. Wheelchair accessible transit nearby. More accessibility information is available on the SOUND OFF website.