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Barrier-free theater


Iwanow | Hans-Otto-Theater, Potsdam | Photo: Manuela Gerlach

Overcoming barriers: We are still a long way from making theatre accessible to the deaf and blind. In very few cases there are theatres that stand out in this field, such as the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam. We will gladly advise you on how you can open up your production to a very keen audience that has been excluded from theatre until now.

Examples are special subtitles for the hard of hearing or sign language interpreters on stage, and Audio description. We work together with an international network of experts.

 

Rights of participation...

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the right of persons with disabilities to participate fully in politic, economic, social and cultural life.

...straight in theater

Article 30 of the Convention requires barrier-free participation of people with disabilities in cultural life.