22. November 2019
The Theatre Interpreter Initiative, organised by the Ljubljana Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with the support of the NLB and the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor.
In cooperation with four Slovenian theatres - Mestno gledališče ljubljansko/Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL), Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana/Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (LGL), SNG Drama Ljubljana and Slovensko mladinsko gledališče/Mladinsko Theatre, deaf visitors will be able to watch selected plays for children and adults with the help of an interpreter. With our support, the Ljubljana Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing made an important step towards better inclusion of the deaf and hard of hearing this spring, with the initiative Theatre Interpreter. In the first step of the initiative, more than 100 deaf people, including children, watched four theatre plays interpreted into the Slovenian sign language.
A few months back we made a step forward in the process of improving the inclusion of the deaf and hard of hearing and facilitated the process of performing the basic banking services via video call, as the first bank in Slovenia. Positive responses of the users to this new service further encouraged us to organise a financial literacy workshop with interpretation into the Slovenian sign language at which the deaf and hard of hearing received valuable advice on how to cope with daily and unexpected financial challenges.
Upon our initiative, the marketing and communication conference Sempl has for the first time been available to the deaf and hard of hearing since there has been a sign language interpreter present at the main stage during all 20 lectures.
The new season of this initiative was opened in MGL - Mestno gledališče ljubljansko where the deaf could watch a special theatre treat - the Addams musical.