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A staged reading of Turning Point during the VSA festival in USA


Arts & Disability Ireland promotes the inclusive experiences for audiences with disabilities. We work with arts venues and organisations to increase the range of opportunities for people with disabilities to experience high quality accessible art.

We encourage arts venues to adopt an inclusive approach to audience development in terms of infrastructure, marketing and programming.

Captioning at the Abbey

A scene from a captioned performance of the Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World

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I stopped going to the theatre about 10 years ago when I lost my hearing. The captioning service means that I can enjoy going to plays again

Audience member at Cork Midsummer Festival

An audience member using audio description on a Discovery Pen at a visual art exhibition

A gallery visitor using audio description on Discovery Pen at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

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Discovery Pens is a new technology available in Ireland assisting galleries to provide access to visitors with visual impairments.

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If These Spasms Could Speak by Robert Softley at Dublin Theatre Festival 2014

An Irish Sign Language interpreted performance of If These Spasms Could Speak by Robert Softley at Dublin Theatre Festival

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