BRITISH DEAF ASSOCIATION: CINEMA TRAINING
FILM HUB SOUTH EAST
16 MARCH 2016
MAKING CINEMAS ACCESSIBLE TO DEAF AUDIENCES
Delivered by HearFirst and supported by the British Deaf Association in partnership with BFI Film Audience Network, this free one-day workshop for Film Hub South East members teaches cinema operators how to train staff and improve accessibility to disabled and deaf audiences at their venue.
During the training day participants will learn about different areas of disability and how to improve services for deaf/disabled people at their cinema, and become more confident about approaching accessibility and welcoming deaf/disabled people to the venue.
The free workshops include an introduction to British Sign Language (BSL), lip reading and the technologies used by deaf/disabled people, and a simulation to help participants understand how it feels to be deaf. Other sessions will address Blindness and Partial Sight, Mental Health Conditions, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and the responsibility of the venue and staff under the Equality Act 2010.
To qualify for training participants must be employed by a theatrical cinema that hosts regular screenings. Only one member of staff per venue may attend.
Participating venues will need to assign a member of staff to attend the event and will need to disseminate the training to other members of staff working at the venue. It is essential that time to share the training with staff is organised before attending. Participating venues will be given training material to make it easier to disseminate to staff.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about the training or your eligibility.
Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Booking: To find out more about the event and book, click here
Bursary: Apply to Film Hub South East for a travel bursary to attend this event
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