The so-called "Art Accessibility Project" is to provide equal opportunities for people with different disabilities to participate in different artistic and cultural activities. The Hong Kong Arts Association provides this project based on the concept of "Art and Participation", so as to allow people with different needs People with disabilities can appreciate and feel the diversity of art and enrich their lives.
The "Art Access Project" not only considers various barrier-free needs such as ramps, entrances, barrier-free toilets, etc., in terms of "hardware" such as appearance, architecture, and facilities, it also includes some "software" to increase appreciation interest and meet specific needs. service.
This kind of "software" package is called "art access service", such as whether there are ancillary services such as oral video, theater visual interpretation, braille files or tactile maps, so that people of different abilities can participate in cultural activities in harmony.
The plan will provide specific and different types of programs several times a month, including dramas, operas, movies, exhibitions and workshops. If you are interested in contacting, feeling and appreciating art with different senses, you may check Tongda program list.
There are eight different kinds of services in the art access service:
Sign language interpretation
Interpret the dialogue and lyrics in Hong Kong sign language for the hearing-impaired audience to help the hearing-impaired audience understand the various sounds on the stage and participate in the art performance in time.
Theater visual interpretation
To enhance the interpretation of sign language to the level of artistic performance for the hearing impaired audience, in addition to interpreting the actor's monologue and dialogue semantics, it is also supplemented with body movements and facial expressions that conform to the identity of the character, plus timely pauses, to remind the hearing impaired audience to pay attention The stage ensures that the audience will not miss important actions or transitions.
To Accessible subtitles
For the hearing impaired audience, all the sounds on the stage are expressed in the form of subtitles. On the basis of expressing the dialogue and lyrics, the name, tone, speed of speech, language used, and even the music and sound effects in the program are explained. The impaired audience can immediately grasp the content of the program and plunge into the atmosphere.
To Oral video
For visually impaired audiences, the performances in the exhibition and on the stage are expressed in oral form. Through the methodical description of visual elements, paintings, stage scenery, actors' costumes, etc. can be more vividly presented. During the exhibition, the oral video soundtrack will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the audio guide for the visually impaired audience to listen to; during live performances, the oral video crew will describe various stage effects, screen scheduling, actors' positions and movements, and visually impaired audiences. You can enter the atmosphere of the scene through real-time interpretation equipment.
To Mastery Guided Tour / Mastery Special
Provide adjusted guided tours or performances for people with different specific needs such as hearing impaired and visually impaired. Taking guided tours as an example, professional master guides will adjust the rhythm of the explanation and change the content of the guided tour at any time. Come up with interactive activities to meet the intellectual, concentration or physical needs of people of different abilities, so that the audience can have special sessions that can meet their needs and get more choices for art appreciation.
To Tactile production
For the visually impaired viewers, the main composition and shape of the work are outlined with simple lines through the tactile map, so that the audience can understand the work through tactility. In addition, oral images can be added to make it more realistic and bring it closer to the work. Relationship.
To Braille file production
Braille information is provided to visually impaired audiences for various art programs and productions, including introductions, work catalogs, venue magazines, etc., so that friends who use Braille can get more detailed information and learn more about the works and the artist's background and creative motives.
To consultation service
To provide different arts and cultural institutions with professional and most appropriate suggestions on increasing the accessibility of the disabled when holding events and building new venues, so that different arts and cultural institutions can provide more friendly programs for the disabled. Promote the popularization of art.