Services for people who have a hearing disability
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We have commenced publishing the first of 31 closed captioned videos from our 2012 Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) on our website.
FODI delivers lively discussions and debates by leading Australian and international speakers. The annual festival took place in late September with 31 sessions attracting over 20,000 visitors.
With the development of a new accessible video player, all of the 2012 FODI talks online will be closed captioned, as well as an increasing number of other online talks and interviews within the next six months,
You can watch the videos with captions by clicking the ‘CC’ icon on the bottom right-hand side of each video. The videos are:
Selected Sydney Theatre Company productions are captioned. Aimed at people with a hearing disability, captions of the full or edited script of a play are displayed on a plasma screen, enabling the audience to read what is being said at the same time it is being performed.
The captions screens are visible from selected seats in the Drama Theatre. When booking seats for captioned performances, please ensure that you request ‘Caption Seats’ which is suitable for best viewing of the caption screens.
Click here to see a list of acessible performances.
Surtitles in English are projected above the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage for most opera productions. Some seats are not able to view the surtitles so please advise Box Office of your requirements when booking tickets.
FM Radio System
This system is available in all venues.
Receivers and headsets are free of charge and can be obtained from the nearest cloakroom prior to the performance. Customers will be required to give cloakroom staff a driver's licence, seniors card or credit card as security. These will be returned to you when the receiver is returned to the cloakroom.
The FM system is also compatible with hearing aids via an induction loop. When the hearing aid is switched to the 'T' position, the wearer will receive the program sound through the hearing aid.
Please enquire at the cloakroom for this service.
An induction loop is also installed at Box Office counter windows. This system offers customers using hearing aids clearer sound when booking tickets and works by amplifying Box Office staff and customers' voices.
Auslan interpretation is offered for identified performances. See accessbile performance schedule for details.
Auslan interpreted tours are offered on request. More information and to book an Auslan interpreted tour
National Relay Service
Those customers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call through the National Relay Service at no cost: TTY users, phone 133 677 then ask for 9250 7111; Speak & Listen users (speech-to-speech relay), phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 9250 7111 and Internet relay users, connect to the NRS – see www.relayservice.com.au for details – and then ask for 9250 7111.