Your reports Find reports Access – How Do We Get Better? Access – How Do We Get Better? Convener(s): Nick Sweeting Participants: Various – please add name if you were there Deepa Shastri, Nadine Ishani, Helen Pringle, Becci Haines ([email protected], 07732 818401) Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: - Attitude is all important - Be inclusive – include “targeted’ groups in planning - Look at what’s been done before inc research - ACE funded buildings have obligations - Opportunity of 2012 Paralympics – inc people with other languages – or general Olympics too but with Access - Keep customers in mind - Who do we influence? - Theatres only open access at specific times and with specific companies - A long ‘nagging’ journey - Colour schemes…..affect everyone - Internet – feedback forums - Accessible print – RNIB Website – guideline – good example = New Wolsey - Print matching audience - Inc Marketing department in access discussions - Mktg to Deaf audiences – awareness of signing and captions - Access for immersive performances/1 to 1 performances – include Deaf and disabled people in the rehearsal/development process - Signing/description for impro shows ACTION Not all the onus should be on Companies like Graeae and deafinitely Theatre – non Deaf and disabled led companies need to get involved. Nick and Improbable to enquire how to take things forward…..meet 2012 team – Steve Mannix?