Every word counts

Who benefits?

An estimated 11 million people in the UK have some degree of deafness. Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people use different kinds of communication depending on their degree of deafness and personal preferences. These include lipreading, live subtitles, sign language and hearing aids.

Captioned performances are particularly helpful for:

  • Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people who want to access plays in English
  • People whose hearing is not as sharp as it used to be
  • Anyone who has difficulty following strong accents
  • Students who are studying the text of a play
  • People whose first language is not English
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council