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New board members, Ben Glover and Sally Yarwood

Stagetext welcomes its newest board members, Ben Glover and Sally Yarwood. Ben is a deaf video designer and creative captioner, bringing a wealth of creativity and industry knowledge with him. Sally is a returning board member, with a long career in finance and a passion for access to the arts. We believe it’s important to … Continued

Top Tips to Make Your Work Inclusive

During Deaf Awareness Week 2024 we want you to think about inclusivity. How can you make sure your venue can be loved and trusted by deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people In order to create something helpful that would still be useful outside of Deaf Awareness Week, we came up with a list of … Continued

Scenesaver’s Subtitled Collection (Page One)

For Captioning Awareness Week, Scenesaver are encouraging all creatives to share footage of work with subtitles, even if just for a limited time. 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! Scensaver is a online hub where you can watch performances … Continued

An open letter about captioning | Michelle Hedley

Michelle Hedley, a member Stagetext’s User Panel, writes an open letter to theatres about the positioning of caption units, and how it makes all the difference to the audience. “I first discovered the magical world of Stagetext back in 2011 after a chance tweet from an actor who had taken a photo of the caption … Continued

All Olivier Award Winning Theatre has been Captioned

Stagetext are thrilled to see that all of the winning theatre and musical productions at this year’s Olivier Awards offered captioned performances or have captioned productions in their upcoming schedule. This is a good increase on 2018 where 90% of winners were captioned. The winning productions, which are either captioned by Stagetext or by trained … Continued

Thank you Pat Collcutt

Stagetext received the very sad news today that Pat Collcutt, former Access Officer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, has passed away. Pat was instrumental in bringing captioned performances to the RSC, thus opening up the arts to many deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences. In memory of Pat, our Co-founder Peter Pullan has written … Continued

#CAPaware: I ♥ Stagetext revisited

Michelle Hedley first discovered captioning in 2011. In this updated blog which Michelle first wrote in 2012 entitled I ♥ Stagetext, she describes how theatre going has become a truly enjoyable experience, and that the captions allow her to fully follow the performance. I have been deaf since birth and with my severe hearing loss … Continued

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