Deaf Access Strategy

Theatre Network Victoria worked in partnership with Arts Access Victoria to ensure that the ATF is as accessible and enjoyable to Deaf delegates as possible.

The forum had Auslan Interpreters at all keynotes, panel discussions, and a choice of breakout sessions.

Arts Access Victoria provided mentoring and support to Deaf delegates, to ensure that they can prepare for the conversations in advance, with access to written notes and documents where needed.

Sydney Festival offered one Auslan interpreted performance which ATF delegates could access discount tickets for:
Kiss and Cry
2pm Saturday 24 January
Bookings for this performance are required by Friday 19 December.

There is also one show which has Open Captioning:
On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco – Concert in one act
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
7.30pm 22–25 January. Performed in French with English surtitles.

Auslan Interpreters

The Interpreters for ATF2015: Making It were:

Michelle Maguire – Tuesday 20th, 4pm to 7.30pm; Wed 21st-Thu 22ndd 9.30am to 5.30pm, Fri 23rd, 9.30 to 6.45pm
Jasmine Rozsa – Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, 9.30am to 6.45pm
Paula Bun – Tuesday 20th, 4pm to 7.30pm; Wed 21st 9.30am to 5.30pm

To find out more about the Deaf Access Strategy, contact Nicole Beyer.