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Kate ra

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Kate ra

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

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