We try to make our work from a standpoint of universal access, because we believe that this makes the work better. We know that no single ‘access solution’ works for everyone, but we have also learned that there are a lot of things we can do, or put in place around our work, which will make it more open and enjoyable for audiences and for ourselves.
We think that improving accessibility is a conversation best had by the creative team at the beginning of the process of making a piece of work. It never really succeeds if it is only thought about by the marketing department (if there *is* a marketing department…) once the show is nearly ready to open – and, in any case, artists are almost always those best placed to come up with creative access solutions.
Our most famous access innovation is probably the Difference Engine – which delivers captioning and audio description to audience’s mobile devices. It is really useful in a lot of situations, particularly where space or funds prevent some of the more conventional access tools being used. You can find out more about it (including how you can access it as an audience member or a theatre maker) via its own dedicated website which is here…
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