Division of Performing Arts Continues Programming for the Hearing and Visually Impaired Communities

by John Bell | Aug 25, 2014

In an effort to reach out to the hearing and visually impaired members of the Lehigh Valley, the Division of Performing Arts is offering open captioning and audio description performances for all four of its main stage productions. "We want these communities to know that we welcome them at the Labuda Center. Our students produce fine work and we want to make sure our light shines brightly to as many people as possible," says John Bell, head of the Division of Performing Arts.

The open caption service provides text projection to a monitor so that hearing impaired patrons can read the text as the performance unfolds. The audio captioning service features a live interpreter who describes the visual action on stage which is broadcast into a private earpiece for the visually impaired. For the upcoming season, the following serviced performances are scheduled:




Sat., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

The Miser
Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m.

(Audio Description Only)

Little Women
Sat., Dec. 6, 2 p.m.

Lughnasa for Web

Dancing at Lughnasa
Thurs., Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

Hansel and Gretel
Thurs., Apr. 11, 12:30 p.m.

How to Succeed...
Sat., May 2, 2 p.m.

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