Workshop – How embedding access offers new creative adventures for all
Tuesday 1st December 11.30am – 1pm
In partnership with Taking Flight Theatre
British Sign Language interpretation and Palantypist provided
Creating or thinking of creating a new outdoor art work or project at present?
This practical workshop explores how thinking about how blind and partially sighted audiences will experience your work from the start of your show’s development can open up new and exciting creative ideas and opportunities.
Access for blind and partially sighted audiences is often hidden, with touch tours happening before a show and audio describers out of view describing via headsets – an extra that is often ‘bolted on’. This introductory hands-on workshop explodes this approach! Elise Davison (Artistic Director, Taking Flight) and Tafsila Khan (Blind Spot Consultancy) share their experiences of integrating audio description so it is live, part of the action and thought about throughout the entire creative journey. Explore an approach that brings alive a whole new lens through which to discover creative adventures, and a more meaningful experience for all audience members.
To take part – You will need a WIFI connection, Zoom, notebook/journal, pen/cil.
Booking – Email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
We warmly welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and abilities to this space.
Please ask us if you would like to discuss any other specific access requirements you have in advance, so we can ensure we can provide facilities for you to take part.
About Elise and Tafsila
Tafsila Khan is a visually impaired freelance access consultant based in Cardiff. Her company Blindspot Consultancy facilitates the provision of the same experience at the theatre for a blind or visually impaired person as a sighted person. Tafsila also delivers visual awareness training for venues and companies across Wales.
Elise is the co – founder, Artistic Director and Joint CEO of Taking Flight Theatre, a producing theatre company, making work with integrated casts of professional disabled, D/deaf/ HOH and non-disabled actors which considers access as central to the creative vision. Elise also works as a Creative Access Adviser: working with D/deaf and disabled consultants to advise companies on ways which they can creatively integrate access into their work and make it accessible to as many people as possible.