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BSL Performance Interpreting at Pride

By 7th April 2016 No Comments

Pride is an event for everyone and Brighton Pride is proud to lead the way in providing access for all. So we are delighted to announce that Performance Interpreting will deliver British Sign Language interpreters at 2017’s Pride Festival in Preston Park and during the Pride Community Parade.

Performance Interpreting provides British Sign Language Interpreters to all music and entertainment venues across the UK. They deliver quality access to Deaf people, enriching and enabling the deaf community to share experiences in wider society.

Performance Interpreters are highly skilled professionals with a wealth of experience and qualifications in both interpreting and performing arts. They promote equality for deaf people through the provision of access in a variety of domains including music venues, festivals, concerts, live gigs, opera, comedy, dance, poetry, parades, public events, fringe, ceremonies, celebrations, the arts and much more.

Performance Interpreting uses NRCPD (National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people). This means that every interpreter provided by them is in receipt of a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) checks, Public Indemnity Insurance and is subject to the NRCPD code of practice.

Performance Interpreting is creative, reflective and dynamic, liberating the audience to feel completely in the moment, capturing the very essence of the experience and is a true reflection of music and language expressed with soul, passion and understanding. An artist’s gift is to entertain us with their talent, to stimulate our senses and Performance Interpreting allows deaf sign language users to come together with family and friends to share in the magic.

A BSL Interpreter will also be based full time at the Pride Festival Access Tent in Preston Park. A programme of British Sign Language interpreted performances will be available throughout the park on the day. A running timetable will be set to provide interpreters in the performance, spoken word and main stages throughout the event. A sign language interpreter will be available in the safe space during the parade.

Directions to the Access Tent will be present throughout the park, and that all stewards, not just access stewards, will be briefed on where the access tent is and on procedures for assisting deaf and people with hearing loss during the day.

To register for the Accessibility Matters Pride Access Plan please click here

For Access help click here. Alternatively you can email access@brighton-pride.org. Please note that these contact details are for access issues regarding facilities for the deaf, blind, disabled and older Pride attendees only. Other Pride related info such as stalls/vendors, road closures, act line ups and bus information can not be answered here. For all other pride related info visit here or email info@brighton-pride.org

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