British Museum — Deaf-led BSL Tour

Note: This is in BSL only, with no voiceover or captions.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-nero-man-behind-myth

Recent news for the deaf community

There have been two recent cases where the deaf community have been found to have discriminated against.

So just a reminder that if you provide services, you should be trying to make them accessible for all users.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-57998047

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57923702

Deaf-Led Tours at the British Museum

The British Museum is having a deaf-led virtual tours of their exhibits. The tours are on Zoom and will be in BSL, with NO captions or voiceover.

The first one is tour of their mediaeval collections on 21 May 2021 at 6 pm.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/british-sign-language-eye-opener-tour-medieval-europe

The second event will be on 14 July 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm, and will be of their new exhibition on St Thomas Becket.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-thomas-becket-murder-and-making-saint

Past deaf-led BSL tours of the British Museum exhibitions and individual exhibits can be found on Youtube.

Stagetext – Making culture accessible for the hard of hearing

Stagetext is a registered charity which provides captioning and live subtitling services to theatres and other arts venues to make their activities accessible to people who are d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

It was established in May 2000 by Peter Pullan, Merfyn Williams and Geoff Brown, each of whom had varying types of deafness and a determination to improve access to the performing arts for all deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

Stagetext is a National Portfolio Organisation of the Arts Council England.

To see what’s on in London, click on the link below. However, with events being done remotely at the moment, why not also explore what else is on around the country?

http://www.stagetext.org/