Information for deaf and hard-of-hearing
You can expect:
- High quality Interpreting
- Deaf Artists and Speakers
- Fellowship and fun with the signing community
High Quality Interpreters
In partnership with Signs of God we provide a team of around ten top quality interpreters. Our team is led supervised by by a Member of the Register of Sign Language Interpreters (MRSLI) and all interpreters are Stage 3 and equivalent or above. You can be confident we will do our best to meet your communication support needs. We aim to have enough interpreters to give you choice to attend the events of your choice. Though many of our interpreters are full time professionals they give their time free of charge to give the deaf community full access to the Greenbelt programme.
At Greenbelt we don’t believe that access is only about letting deaf people access hearing people’s contribution to the festival. We also encourage deaf artists and speakers to contribute to the programme. You can also expect some workshops and worship events in sign language.
Previous speakers and contributors have included Clark Denmark on the importance of BSL recognition, Penny Beschizza on storytelling, Esther Maycock leading signed and cross-cultural worship, and Ian Stillman telling of his experiences in India.
Page last updated 27 Apr 2013