'I'M #CAPaware' selfie
To mark our 15th anniversary, Stagetext is celebrating the first ever Captioning Awareness Week all this week from 9 to 15 November 2015. The aim of this week is to bring together cultural venues and caption users from all over to celebrate and raise awareness of captioning and subtitling.
We want everyone to get involved including theatres, museums, galleries and other arts venues, deaf and disabled organisations and of course: caption users.
So why are we doing this? 10 million people in the UK are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing - that’s 1 in 6 of us. Text-based access to the arts, including captioning and live subtitling, is the most far reaching form of access for people with varying degrees of hearing loss. There are many people who could benefit from the service, but simply don’t know it exists…yet. Join us in celebrating our 15th anniversary in style and help spread the word about captioning throughout Captioning Awareness Week 2015.
Above right image: Life is a Dream, Donmar Warehouse, 18 Nov 09. Photographer: Matt Humphrey.