Everyone has the right to enjoy the arts
Over recent years Oriente Occidente and the festival are committed to inclusive projects, where artists with disability create together unique shows, with a new aesthetic, promoting research into the rich aesthetic and artistic variety that diversity can offer audiences.
Not only that: both artists want to give an audience with different abilities the possibility to participate to the events.
To do this we introduced the figure of a Accessibility Manager in our staff to guide us in the organisation of the shows and make them available to as wide an audience as possible.
We are sure and certain that accessibility is an aimless journey, an attempt to meet the needs of different people and communities. We are aware that our vision, however shared with people and professionals with disabilities, will be partial. For this we thank you in advance and we will be happy to read and welcome feedback and suggestions that will come in order to improve and enhance us.
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Thanks to an experiment that began in 2019, in collaboration with ENS - Ente Nazionale Sordi, all scheduled performances are accessible to an audience of deaf people.
For all performances in theaters, in fact, there will be the possibility of using Subpacs, innovative audio-tactile instruments created for virtual reality experiences that are worn like backpacks and that vibrate to the rhythm of the music, allowing sound perception through touch.
One of the scheduled performances, Moby Dick by Teatro dei Venti, will instead have LIS translation on stage.
Within the staff there are people who can communicate in LIS who will be able to welcome deaf people, explain to them the proper operation of Subpacs, and translate announcements in theaters.
For the 43rd edition of our Festival, we have provided audio-introductions for the entire proposal: communication texts will also be available in audio mode thanks to the collaboration with Abilnova Cooperativa Sociale.
The purchase of tickets for people with disabilities who require an assistant and/or wheelchair space must be made by calling 0464 016576 or sending an email to email@example.com.
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The accessibility of spaces and the removal of architectural barriers is a long and complex process, who often require structural work.
Our goal is to ensure in the theatres reserved seating for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users, independent access to the entrance foyer, to the stalls and toilets, and reserved parking nearby.
We also believes that communication is the best tool for breaking down walls and, in order to provide the opportunity to analyse the physical characteristics of venues, we have mapped out the theatres and our studio.
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