The delicious aroma of bread fills the Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center World Stage Festival as a talented ensemble of deaf-blind actors from Israel bakes bread and dishes up ten short sketches. All of the actors in the ensemble are deaf and blind to varying degrees, mostly as a result of Usher Syndrome, a […]
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.
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.
Opera lovers who are blind or have low vision and want to get materials to complement live radio broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera can do so with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). The librettos and recordings are from the NLS Music Section, which provides them free of charge to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
NOVEMBER 2013 ASL Interpreted: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm; Saturday December 7 at 8:00 pm; Sunday December 8 at 2:00 pm; and Saturday December 21 at 2:00 pm Open Captioning available all performances Nov 29 – Dec 22. Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 pm, and Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2 pm […]
DC is now considered the second biggest theater town in the United States, after New York. It also has one of the biggest deaf communities, which means there is a lot of culture: deaf culture! What follows are several shows that will be sign interpreted or captioned for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Captioned […]
South Carolina, 1949. Fifteen-year-old Alice is about to graduate from high school. When she was 7, her parents had promised her to a man who was old enough to be her grandfather, a little-known practice in the rural south, according to Playwright Perri Gaffney. Gaffney, who plays Alice, was last seen performing in Washington, DC, […]
This is the first in a series of links that will be updated regularly. If you know of any other links on accessible arts, please put them in the comment box below. Accessible: Performances at The Kennedy Center Tours at the National Gallery of Art Tours of the Library of Congress Books for People who […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sitting in the wings of many plays, operas, and musicals is a mysterious person known as the audio describer. Before the show begins, they start describing the scenery through a small transmitter. When the show starts, they give live descriptions of settings, costumes, props, new scenes, body language, sight gags and whispered asides—fitting it all […]
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 […]
The 4th Annual DC Black Theatre Festival will present In Sight and Sound: Live De(a)f Poetry II. The unique use of the word “De(a)f” reflects that half of the artists will be deaf and that all of the artists will be DEF (“excellent”). The vision of the performance is to increase communication and bridge the […]
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 […]
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 […]