Archive | Synesthesia

Synesthesia
a. A sensation in one part of the body produced by a stimulus applied to another part.
b. The transfer of the meaning of a word from one kind of sensory experience to another: “a bright sound” or “a quiet color.”
c. Agreement of the feelings or emotions of different individuals.

This column
a. How do theaters and museums make art accessible for people with disabilities?
b. How do people with disabilities experience it?
c. Previews and reviews of select shows.

Yvonne French is a Web developer at a library for readers who are blind.

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Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performances in February 2014 by Yvonne French

Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performances in February 2014 ______ Tuesday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at 2 p.m. Audio Describer: Richard Collins; Program Notes: Sylvia Rosenthal (The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc.) Violet Ford’s Theatre Washington, DC A touching story of love, hope and healing. In the early 1960s, a young woman travels across the South […]

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Synesthesia: More Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Performances in January and February 2014 by Yvonne French

The Angelica Film Center & Cafe at the Mosaic in Virginia’s mod new Merrifield development has audio captioning devices that fit into the drink holders. 2911 District Ave @ Lee Hwy & Gallows Rd Fairfax , VA 571.512.3301 Angelika.Mosaic@readingrdi.com __ JANUARY 2014 Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Friday, January 10, 2014 at […]

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Synesthesia: Deaf Actor James “Joey” Caverly Portrays Deaf Character in ‘Tribes’ at The Studio Theatre” by Yvonne French

Tribes features a deaf protagonist, Billy, whose hearing family forces him to read lips. Billy has been deaf since birth. His sister, brother and parents are smart, cultured and love to argue, but they don’t listen very well. All of that changes when Billy meets a girl who is losing her own hearing. James “Joey” […]

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Synesthesia: ‘Sign-Interpreted Performances for July and August’ by Yvonne French

Synesthesia: Sign-Interpreted Performances for July and August by Yvonne French Thursday, July 25th Mandy Harvey Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center Sign-Interpreted and Captioned: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM Interpreter: Miriam Ganz 25 year old jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, who, despite her loss of hearing, has performed live all over the U.S., gives […]

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Synesthesia: Smithsonian Folklife Festival Is Accessible for People Who Have Disabilities by Yvonne French

Smithsonian Folklife Festival is Accessible for People Who Have Disabilities The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is accessible for people who: • are blind or have low-vision • are deaf or hard-of-hearing • need help with mobility • have cognitive or sensory processing disabilities. The themes of the festival are “The Will to Adorn,” about African-American clothing, “Hungarian […]

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Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performance Set for ‘One Night with Janice Joplin’ at Arena Stage by Yvonne French

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc., announced that it will provide audio description of  One Night with Janis Joplin, back by popular demand after opening last fall. One Night with Janis Joplin is packed with classic songs like “Piece of My Heart,” “Summertime,” and “Mercedes Benz,” and our reviewer Mike Spain says it “sizzles and rocks.”  Alison Cusano plays […]

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Synesthesia: Accessible Museum Tours at American Museum of Natural History in New York City

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)-200 Central Park Avenue West, in New York City offers accessible tours that incorporate both verbal description and the opportunity to touch objects in the museum’s collection. Science Sense tours at the AMNH are free with museum admission and take place about once each month. Upcoming tour topics include […]

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‘Synesthesia’: Scripts Due June 1 for VSA Playwright Discovery Competition by Yvonne French

Scripts due June 1 for Playwright Discovery Competition Middle and high school students are invited to explore the disability experience–-in their own life, the lives of others, or by creating fictional characters–-through the art of scriptwriting. Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a one-act script for stage or screen. Entries may be the work of […]

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DCMTA’s New Column ‘Synesthesia’: Kudos to WNO & The Kennedy Center for Captioning ‘Show Boat’ by Yvonne French

Show Boat at Nationals Park Featured Open Captioning M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield  presented a captioned simulcast of The Washington National Opera‘s critically acclaimed production of Show Boatto entertain theatre, opera, and baseball fans alike at Nationals Park this past Saturday.The live stream  from The Kennedy Center Opera House included captions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The simulcast and […]

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