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Captioning Awareness Week

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Captioning Awareness Week 2020 | 9 - 15 November
Armchair Access

We're excited to be celebrating all things digital during this year's Captioning Awareness Week. 

We've all had to spend a great deal of time indoors this year and have seen all our favourite venues, theatres, museums, and galleries closed for a long period of time. But that hasn't stopped them bringing arts and culture into our home, helping to entertain us and keeping us feeling a little less isolated. We thought this year would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything that goes into making these digital talks, virtual tours, and online theatre accessibe to the one in five of us who are d/Deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing!

How can I get involved?

Captioning Awareness Week LogoCaptioning Awareness Week is a chance to celebrate all the museums, theatres, galleries, and artists who have been making, so we're asking our users to let us know what they've been watching online and what events they've enjoyed from the comfort of their own home. We'll also be having some fun and games with our social media, 

Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about your #ArmchairAccess, and give a shout out to the shows and events you've been enjoying online.


Find out more about how you can get involved with the fun of Captioning Awareness Week!

Do you work for a venue? Let us know what accessible events you have coming up and help celebrate Captioning Awareness Week.



It's not the big party we wanted but we've put together a collection of memories, a few songs from our friends and the Stagetext family, and even a couple of poems to help celebrate our birthday.

We're turning 20 this November 15! 

Despite this unusual year we feel that reaching 20 years old really is something to be proud of. We can't celebrate how we originally planned but a small gift from you would put a big smile on our faces.


What events are happening during Captioning Awareness Week?

We're still booking in lots and fun and games for the week but you can take a look at our What's On page to find events on in the run up and during the week.


Scenesaver, an online hub where you can watch performances from offwestend and fringe theatres from all around the world, has made a collection of over 30 shows available for Captioning Awareness Week. With over 30 productions available on their site, including Shakespeare, one-women shows, comedy, and family productions, there's sure to be something for you!

Find all of Scenesavers collection here


Join us on Twitter on Monday 9 November at 8pm for the next Museum Hour. We will be leading the discussion on how confident museums feel about putting their events and resources online. Have subtitles and live subtitles been included in your plans?
Find us on the Museum Hour Twitter account to join the discussion: www.twitter.com/museumhour
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