SURVEY: Sensory Impairment and Live Music
Posted on 07.08.2018
People watching a perfomance from the viewing area at Brixton Academy.
Attitude is Everything work to remove barriers to live music for all Deaf and disabled people. In order to do so effectively, we need to hear from people with a range of impairments to find out exactly what barriers they face and what can be done to combat them.
That’s why we’re launching a new survey, aiming to capture the specific barriers that people with hearing and visual impairments, including Deaf British Sign Language users, can face when attending gigs and festivals, as well as examples of where venues are getting access right for people with sensory impairments.
The results of this research will inform new guidance for the music industry on making their events as accessible as possible to people with hearing and visual impairments, and for people who use BSL.
The survey will be open until 31 October 2018.
We are also looking for people with visual and hearing impairments to sign up as Mystery Shoppers – people who go to live music events and then tell us how accessible they are.
All of this will further enable us to ensure live music is as accessible as possible for people with sensory impairments.