Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth. The topic will be Communications Access in Emergency Situations and the Speaker is Jonathan O’Dell (ALB), Assistive Technology and Training Specialist at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Click here to view the flier for this event.
There will be a planning meeting on Thursday, August 1st at 9:30 am at Petie Blanchard’s house, 4 Xander Lane in Plymouth to decide on the topics to have for next year’s programs. If you have a suggestion or would like to be part of this planning committee, please email me at email@example.com. Everyone is welcome to give us their ideas and input.
Access is more than ramps and bathrooms. Communication access is an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are a patron of the arts, have you simply stopped going to events? If you are a producer of theater, what do you know about captioning? This community conversation is for all of us on both sides of the experience.
Captioning can engage new audiences as well as re-engage old audiences. Our discussion will address institutional obligations, effective messaging, captioning software, and funding resources; as well as the BIG aspirational principles of “access” when striving for robust audience engagement.
Join us for a Community Conversation on effective accessible communication practices in theatre and live performance!
The Plymouth Public Library is located at 132 South Street in Plymouth MA 02360. 1-508-830-4250. RSVP to Spekman at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America, Plymouth Chapter (HLAA), and the Mass Cultural Council’s Universal Participation (UP) Initiative. This event will be captioned in Real Time (CART). The library is physically accessible.