Arts charity calls for theatres to do more for deaf audience

An arts charity is calling for theatres to do more to help deaf people enjoy performances.

London venues, including the National Theatre and the British Library, are taking part in Captioning Awareness Week, set up charity Stagetext to promote the concept of digitally captioned shows. This uses an LED display near the stage to show text of what the actors are saying, in the same way an on-screen performance might be subtitled.

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