Case study: SIGNAL programme leads way in accessibility
14 September 2012
Stephanie Clarke, Assistant Producer at THE EDGE in Auckland, was employed in February 2010 to set up and co-ordinate SIGNAL, a programme offering sign language interpreted performances and audio described performances of productions.
In this case study, she talks about the key elements needed to set up a successful programme like SIGNAL. She also talks about the some of the ongoing issues and future plans.
“I am busy applying for funding to buy the audio description equipment, which costs about $20,000. This would significantly save on our costs per performance, enabling us to do more.”
She is also hoping that funding will allow THE EDGE to bring an international theatre sign language interpreter to Auckland to run a workshop in early 2013.
“It will be open to professional signers nationally and we’d like to offer this opportunity to other individuals and organisations keen to provide this service in other places in New Zealand."