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  • 1. A Programme for Deaf/deafened and hard of hearing individuals
  • 2. Continually Changing
    • To support the needs of people who access the programme
    • To ensure that the programme is as user led as possible
    • To work around the demands of the RA – space, time, exhibitions, Permanent Collections
  • 3. October 2009 BSL & Lipspeaking Tours
    • Two tours for every exhibition (Sackler and Main Gallery)
    • One in BSL with voice over and lipspeaker
    • One in English with BSL interpretation and lipspeaker
  • 4. Anish Kapoor
  • 5.  
  • 6. Feedback and Response from RA
    • Feedback - too much crowding in the exhibition and in the Main Foyer
    • Response - 20 places per event, introduction of online booking system, employment of two Deaf Hosts, BSL interpreted tours of the Permanent Collection (Sculpture & Picture Store)
  • 7. Deaf Host, Philip Nix
  • 8. Tours of Sculpture & Picture Store
  • 9.  
  • 10. Feedback from Programme Users
    • Desire to have Deaf presenters leading events for Deaf participants, no need to have a presentation in English with BSL interpretation
    • Lipreaders found it very confusing to have lipspeaker working alongside two other people, hard to see and hard to hear as well in the galleries
  • 11. BSL Talks delivered by Deaf Presenter
  • 12. Lipspeaking Talk, delivered in English with Lipspeaking Support
  • 13. Preparation for the Talks
    • Ticket to the exhibition
    • Exhibition catalogue
    • Chance to attend curator’s talk
    • Notes for participants and lipspeaker
    • Meet lipspeaker before the talk
  • 14. Summer 2011
    • RA anxious about over crowding in Degas and Hockney
    • Access Officer saw great opportunity for creating more sociable and accessible events with more opportunity for debate and discussion and greater audience capacity
  • 15. Interactive Talks
    • In the Fine Rooms
    • Drinks before and after the talk
    • Chance to visit the exhibition after the talk in your own time
    • Greater audience capacity
    • Beautiful and accessible space
  • 16. Positive feedback from BSL Talk
  • 17. Positive & Negative Feedback from Lipspeaking Talk
  • 18. Stagetext Captioned Events
    • Organised in partnership with Stagetext and the Head of Events & Lectures
    • Lunchtime Lectures
    • Really positive feedback
    • A couple scheduled for each year
    • Part of ambition for all of the RA staff to be making their programme accessible for Deaf audiences
  • 19. Training
    • Deaf Awareness training & basic BSL course for front of house staff, members of the Friends Department, Red Collar Guards and Mitie guards
  • 20. Deaf Employees & Focus Group
    • Two Deaf Hosts
    • Interact Deaf administrator to begin role in September, duties include promototion of Interact and gathering feedback.
    • Focus Group in consultation with architects over future developments at RA
  • 21.
    • www.royalacademy.org.uk/education/access-and-communities
    • Kate Horbury, Access Officer, access@royalacademy.org.uk